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2009-2010 Monrage Volume 68 

University of Montevallo • Station 6228 • 205.665.6228 

In the 114 years of our school's existence, it has changed names three times. It opened in 1896 
as the Alabama Girls Industrial School, but became the Alabama GirlsTechnical Institute in 1911 
and then Alabama College in 1923, before finally graduating to University status in 1969. Over 
the years, UM has had three different yearbooks, the Chiaroscuro, Technala and Montage. While 
the name may have changed, the tradition lives on, and I believe Addle Scarborough, editor of 
the 1923 Technala, said it best: 

We, the members of the editorial staff, mol<e no apologies for any- 
thing in this book. It contains, doubtless, many errors. These were 
either unavoidable or mere oversights on our part. We realize that 
all the material in this volume may not please everybody, but we 
have had one, and only one, purpose in its selection. That purpose 
was to make this a truly representative annual of college life, with 
all its phases in Montevallo. We sincerely hope we have succeeded. 

In the spirit of truly representing all the phases of college life, this Montage has quite a different 
format. It is arranged chronologically focusing on campus events rather than dividing the year 
into sections; because when you recall your year, you don't recall it in sections, but rather based 
on when your best memories occurred. 

It is my hope that when you flip through this book you will look back fondly on the 2009-2010 
school year and your whole college experience, from freshmen orientation to College Night to 
receiving your diploma. 

Thanks for reading, 
Susan M. Howard 

Carmlchael Library 
University of Montevallo 

Station 6100 
Montevallo, Al 35115 


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Greece and Turkey 

From a rocky start to sailing in the rich blue 
waters of the Aegean sea, Maggie Blevins, 
Kelly Collins, Rachel Grimes, Sky Johnson, 
Kathrine Lincoln, Jamie Rawls, Carrie Robbins, 
Rachel Robbins and Melissa Smith discovered 
the beauties of the most ancient civilizations. 

Taking off from the Birmingham airport 
and returning within minutes due to techni- 
cal difficulties, the students remained calm, 
knowing that all great adventures begin with 
uncertainty. Several hours later, having finally 
reached their layover in Germany, they learned 
the Athens airport was on strike. Assured by 
Karen Graffeo, associate professor of art, that 
they would make it to the ultimate destina- 
tion, they took the opportunity to learn a little 
Greek and Turkish to prepare for the adven- 
ture that was just a two-hour flight away. 

A little later than anticipated, the group 
made it to Athens and drank in the beauty 
of the ancient and modern worlds com- 
bined into one wondrous city. After a day 
of sightseeing, walking up the acropolis to 
stand on grounds the group had previously 
only dreamed of seeing, they soon climbed 
aboard the cruise liner and set out for Turkey 
Once in Turkey, they ventured though the 
Grand Bizarre, where many of the students 
experienced true Turkish culture. Some stu- 
dents experienced the ultimate moment 
when walking into the Hagia Sophia, when 


from a student's view 

This summer, nine students, Josh Brasher, 
Angelica Mojica, Sara Parker, Brian Daniel, 
Rose Brown, Jessica Littlejohn, Caria Smith, 
Brittney Bivens and Rachael Farlow, accom- 
panied Rosa Maria Stoops, assistant profes- 
sor of Spanish and French, took a trip to study 
Spanish in San Lorenzo, Spain. 

The students spent four hours in the class- 
room each day studying at the Real Centro 
Universidad.The university is a part of the his- 
toric El Escorial monastery. During their one- 
month stay, the students were able to go on 
three excursions. The first was a stay in Madrid 
to visit the Royal Palace, see an authentic fla- 
menco show and view some of the most 
iconic works of art in history. Another trip was 
made to the city of Segovia, where students 
were able to see Roman aqueducts and the 
castle Alcazar de Segovia. The third and final 

they became overwhelmed with the beauty 
and history and could not remove their sun- 
glasses for fear that their classmates would 
see them crying in the ancient mosque. It was 
difficult to leave, but they had to move on to 
the islands of Mykonos, Rhodes and then the 
Greek island of Santonni. 

Dropping anchor in rough seas, they 
jumped from their ship onto a ferry that took 
them to the base of the cliff side. From there 
they rode donkeys to the top of the cliffs to 
the city that overlooked the ocean. They wan- 
dered the city knowing it was their final day 
to walk along the coastline of the Greek isles 
and the final night on the cruise. They drifted 
into the Athens port and spent one final day 
seeing all that Athens had to offer. 

Since the adventure started rough it had 
to end with a bang. Graffeo and several of 
the students, including Lincoln, Blevins and 
Rachel and Carrie Robbins, ventured to the 
Athens museum to enjoy art, but instead 
were caught up in a riot. Dodging the stones 
being thrown by the rioters and the tear gas 
by the police, they escaped unscathed but 
with a new appreciation for life and art. At the 
break of dawn, the group loaded their bags 
on a bus and headed to the airport watching 
the city flash by in the early morning hours. 
Fifteen hours and two layovers later they 
arrived in Birmingham. The memories and 
friendships that were made will last the group 

outing was a visit to tl ic Liiy ui loicuu lu bcc 
the Cathedral of Toledo, a building consid- 
ered to be the pinnacle of gothic style in 
Spain and one of the most beautiful cathe- 
drals in all of Europe. 

Throughout the month abroad, the 

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Spanish culture, experiencing everything 
from Spanish cuisine to customs. Stoops and 
all of the students agree that the trip was 




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study and travel abroad 

From June 10-July 11, eight Spanish stu- 
dents experienced another culture firsthand 
by studying in Mexico. Stephen Beatty, Eve 
Derl<ach, Kay Hodgin, Susan Howard, Daphne 
Kennedy, Amanda McMahon, Jennica Stein 
and Kelley Vaughn participated in a month- 
long program in Merida, the capital of the 
Yucatan. They took classes in Spanish gram- 
mar and cultures of Mexico at el Instituto 
de Estudios de la Comunicacion de Yucatan 
(the Yucatan's Institute of Communication 
Studies). Both courses were taught by 
Associate Professor of Spanish Eric Vaccarella, 
who also coordinated the trip. 

The complete immersion in a Spanish- 
speaking country allowed the students to 
apply the skills they learned in the classroom to 
a real-world setting. Each student was housed 
with a native family in Merida. The home-stay 
families adopted the students as their own, 
feeding them, helping them catch the bus to 

school and getting to know them personally 

In addition to four hours of class at lECY 
each day, the group took weekend excur- 
sions to many Mayan sites in different states 
of Mexico, including Campeche, Tabasco, 
Chiapas and Quintana Roo. Each state was a 
little bit different as far as weather, dialect and 
food were concerned. The excursions were 
an important part of the cultural exposure. In 
Chiapas, the students shopped in the markets 
of San Cristobal de las Casas, putting their 
communication skills to work by bartering 
with the artisans. 

Back in the States, there was concern 
about the swine flu pandemic, and there 
was initial concern about the trip being can- 
celed. Fortunately, the group went on with- 
out trouble. The group was surprised to dis- 
cover just how important public health is in 
Mexico. Someone dispensing hand sanitizer 
welcomed them at the door of nearly every 
building, and people were always encour- 
aged to wash their hands. Influenza preven- 
tion tips were posted in the most unexpected 
places, including potato chip bags. 

Amanda McMahon summed up her expe- 
rience with the following words: "One cannot 
experience life through books in the way that 
one can experience life through travel. Our 
trip to Merida proved itself magnificent — 
far beyond my expectations. Yes, it was hot 
as hell. Yes, it was dirty, and hell no, I didn't 
drink the water. However, learning about true 
Mexican daily life and seeing what remains of 
the Mayan culture was fascinating and beauti- 
ful. So, cleanse your mind of Cozumel, Juarez, 
and Tijuana; get to Mexico and live a little cul- 


To add to Montevallo's summer presence 
abroad, the men's soccer team took a pre- 
season trip to England, arriving in Manchester 
on Aug. 11 and returning Aug. 21. They stayed 
at Doncaster and Harrogate Colleges. 

The cool weather conditions in England 
were ideal for playing soccer, a contrast from 

the Alabama heat the athletes are accus- 
tomed to. The team had a number of intense 
practices, pushing one another to play better. 
The men played six games during their short 
stay and came out with a record of five wins 
and one loss. 

While in England, the team visited London 

for a day attended a premier league game 
between Sunderland and Chelsea and toured 
the Manchester United Stadium. 

The trip allowed the Falcons to play guality 
games and explore new terrain before start- 
ing the 2009 season. -STEPHEN BEATTY 



Prior to the conferring of degrees, President Williams 
greets the graduates. PHOTO: BRIAN BOOTS 



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In an effort to better DM student publica- 
tions, Alabamian and Montage staff nnem- 
bers and new recruits met at the John W. 
Stewart Student Retreat Center for a 3-day 
workshop in August. Local professionals in 
the publishing field taught sessions ranging 
from journalism basics to more advanced 
design techniques. 

With the support of several departments on 
campus and donations from local businesses, 
the Alabamian and Montage were able to put 
together the first-ever joint-staff workshop 
for very little money Students and speakers 
agreed that it was a successful endeavor. 

Montage staff member Amy Swindle was 
pleased with all the workshop had to offer. 
"We should do this every year," she said. "I 
hope it becomes the standard." 

Leah Dueffer, freelance copy editor 
and former Alabamian editor, updated her 
Facebook status the night before her session: 
". . .looking forward to talking to the Montevallo 
publications staffs tomorrow and I wish I had a 
workshop before I became newspaper editor." 

The woman behind it all. Montage adviser 
and public relations graphic designer Tiffany 
Bunt, said this program rivaled some of the 
professional workshops she has attended. 



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Summer commencement took place Friday, 
Aug. 14. Graduates and their guests were wel- 
comed with a reception in Anna Irvin Dining 
Hall, sponsored by the UM National Alumni 
Association, prior to the 730 p.m. ceremony 
in Palmer Auditorium. 

Margaret Gunter, an alumna of the class 
of 1984, gave the commencement address. 
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communication from UM. She is currently the 
director of communications and governmen- 
tal relations for the Alabama Commission on 
Higher Education (ACHE), the coordinating 
board for Alabama's two- and four-year col- 
leges and universities. 

It is a tradition of the University to recog- 
nize the top students from each college with 
awards of superior academic achievement. 
Deanna West Knight, of Alabaster, was rec- 
ognized by the College of Arts and Sciences. 
Marki Lawson Heape, of Pelham, was recog- 
nized by the Michael E. Stephens College of 
Business. Joseph Lowery of Centreville, was 
recognized by the College of Education and 
Stephanie M. Salvago, of Bessemer, was rec- 
ognized by the College of Fine Arts. 

far left: Tiffany Westry accepts her diploma from 
President Williams. PHOTO: ANNA MCTALL 

Left: Mass communication alumna Margaret 
Gunter delivers the commencement address. 



Summer semesters always include studio 
art classes, and because Bloch Gallery does 
not house BFA student shows or guest artist 
shows during the summer, those classes often 
have a chance to showcase their own work. 
"This Is What You Think It Is" was one such 
show, presenting works from the introduc- 
tion to printmaking class, taught by Adjunct 
Instructor of Art Alan Skees, and mixed media 
classes, taught by Associate Professor of Art 
Collin Williams, from the first summer term. 
The show, which was on display from mid- 
July through the end of September, featured 
works done in a multitude of media — some 
which are not often seen in the gallery. From 
traditional prints to books and transfers on 
cloth, from floating ceramic hands with wings 
to an interactive mailbox to a giant dog wear- 
ing a suit; this exhibition was all about stu- 
dents pushing the limits of their art to convey 
their ideas. PHOTOS: SKY JOHNSON 

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Freshmen settle in 

Excited students and parents arrived on 
campus loaded down with boxes, suitcases 
and containers on Aug. 26 as freshmen began 
their college adventure by moving in. All 
residence halls were busy as students found 
their rooms, unpacked their belongings and 
met their roommates and resident assistants. 
Once moved in, freshmen could explore 
campus, where orientation leaders were sta- 
tioned to answer questions or point the way 
to buildings. There was also time for students 
who had not yet registered to do so. 

That afternoon. Take Flight Week kicked 
off with the freshmen assembly, where new 
students were welcomed to campus and ori- 
entation leaders led them in cheers and the 
fight song. After everyone was welcomed 
and full of spirit, the games began with an 
"Amazing Race" scavenger hunt and a cook- 
out complete with plenty of food and music. 
The day ended on a more serious note with 
mandatory hall meetings for all campus resi- 
dents to go over the rules and regulations all 
residents must live by. 

The fun continued Thursday with more 
Take Flight activities starting that morning 
in Palmer Hall. First was the Flight Plan, which 
consisted of programs designed to help fresh- 
men succeed in college. After lunch, freshmen 
gathered to take a required survey. Activities 
that offered a little more fun followed, with 
a challenge to learn about safe use of online 
social networking and an intercultural student 

Top left: Battling the Purples, Gold Side freshmen 
Michael Artress, Olivia Tennant and Samm\ 
Schiffman participate in the College Night Family 
Feud activity during Take Flight Week. Participatory 
games were held throughout the week to educate 
freshmen about college life, especially at Montevallo. 

Top right: Jeff Brazier helps prepare food for the 
Take Flight Week cookout. After moving in, students 
had the chance to eat and socialize on Main Quad 

Bottom: Freshmen, including Paige Scott, participate 
in a scavenger hunt with the help of orientation lead- 
ers, such as Isaac McDow. PHOTO: NATHAN PHELPS 

workshop. That night, freshmen had a chance 
to socialize dressed up as their favorite celebrity 
at the Millennium Mixer 

Friday was full of games and other fun 
activities after the matriculation assembly, 
where the freshmen met University president 
Philip Williams, the administration and the 
Student Government Association. Then fresh- 
men gathered to hear college success stories. 
The games started after lunch with Jeopardy, 
a book club discussion, a video game tourna- 
ment with Williams, disc golf and sand vol- 
leyball. Students were also given the oppor- 
tunity to make a music video, share poetry, 
compete in board and video games or paint. 

Take Flight Week extended intothe weekend 
with more ways for students to get involved. 
Freshmen had a chance to help the com- 
munity on Saturday with a full day of service. 

Montevallo Matters let students give back by 
helping in the Montevallo garden or making 
cards and care packages for troops overseas. 
Shuttles were available in the afternoon for 
freshmen to get some shopping done or 
they could play some games around campus. 
The day ended with a concert on Flowerhill. 
Sunday brunch was offered the next morn- 
ing with live entertainment from the UM jazz 
ensemble, followed by University Adventures 
activities. The University Adventures included 
helping recycle old theatre costumes, going 
on a hike or playing volleyball. There was also 
time for freshman to get help from orientation 
leaders with finding their classes. Take Flight 
Week ended with the opportunity for inter- 
ested freshmen to meet the Greek organiza- 
tions on campus. -LAURA BATT 




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Student-Sedrick Smith II lends a hand on Move-In 
nay, helping new students carry belongings Into the 
dence halls. Student organizations and members^ 
of the commanity volunteered as part of the Move-In 

Top left: On the steps of Main Hall, Billy Clow, dean 
of ttie College of Fine Arts, Kelsey Roberts and Mya 
McGee take a break during Move-in Day. PHOTO: 

Top center: Lauren Murphy Ashley Ebrahimi and Megan 
Murphy work hard helping students carry their things 
from their cars to their rooms. PHOTO: RACHEL CRISSON 

Top right: Students, parents and faculty gather in 
the lobby of the new residence hallos students move 
in. All residence halls were crowded as freshmen got 
settled in and met their new neighbors. PHOTO: 

Left: Professor of English, Betsy Inglesby, converses 
with volunteers outside of the new residence hall. 


i .'(precedented 

Chi Omegas Ashley Romie, Kimberley Hicks, Jade 
Gulledge and Molly Patterson jump into the fvn, join- 
ing hands atop a large inflatable slide. 

Following the first day of classes for the fall 
semester, students gathered on Main Quad 
for the Back to School Bash and Info Fair, 
sponsored by University Program Council. 
The Back to School Bash is an annual event 
at which campus organizations and local 
businesses show students what they have to 
offer For many students, it is also a reunion 
with friends they haven't seen since the spring. 
This year's event was held Aug. 31. Student 
Government Association members wel- 
comed students back with copies of the 
Fledgling, the student handbook and plan- 
ner. They also organized a raffle. The Purple 

and Gold sides each set up a table to recruit 
College Night participation. Campus clubs 
and organizations also had booths with 
background information and free goodies. 
Intramural teams sought new players. 

Students circulated a petition of sup- 
port for University president, Philip Williams, 
whose resignation was announced amidst 
rumors of conflict with the Board of Trustees. 

Representatives from campus offices such 
as Student Health Services, Student Support 
Services and the Counseling and Career Center 
made themselves available to students. Local 
businesses advertised sales and gave away 

coupons. Restaurants offered free samples 
and Sodexo, UM's dining services, served 
hot dogs and hamburgers. Montevallo-area 
churches invited students to their campus 
ministry programs. 

in addition to the numerous information 
booths, UPC provided music by student DJ 
Zac Upton, carnival-type rides and a giant 
inflatable slide. The quad was filled with 
people visiting, dancing, eating and becom- 
ing acquainted (or re-acquainted) with the 
Montevallo community. -SUSAN HOWARD. 

The Back to School Bash is an annual event at which 
campus organizations and local businesses show 
students what they have to offer. 




Left: Bumper cars cause a commotion as students 
gear up for classes. Ttiis activity was a new. popular 
addition to the annual event. 

Below left: Students gather together to feel the beat 
■^ and unwind with a dance on Main Quad. 

Below: Delta Gamma sisters Hope Rogers and Brittani 
Landers race into the new semester 


Fraternity recruitmerit parties are held the first 
two weeks of the fall semester. The parties 
allowed interested students to get to know 
the fraternities on campus. Sororities showed 
support by attending the annual events. 

Alpha Kappa Lambda held its Volcano 
Party on Tuesday, Sept. 1. The Delta Chi 
Censored Party was held on the following 

night. On Thursday, Lambda Chi Alpha 
entertained prospective pledges at the 
Iceberg Party. The Pi Kappa Alpha Crawfish 
Boil took place the following Tuesday. The 
final fraternity recruitment event was the 
Virgin Party, hosted by Alpha Tau Omega 


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An estimated 400 people gathered at the 
steps of Flowerhill to show their support for 
President Philip Williams with a candlelight 
vigil on Sept. 3. Williams announced at the 
August meeting of the Board of Trustees that 
he would be forced to resign without the 
Board's full support. Countless rumors then 
circulated regarding the source of the tension 
between Williams and the board. 

SGA President Terry Hughston said, "It's a 
question, basically, about what roles should the 
different people involved in the University com- 
munity play. What roles do the Board of Trustees 
have? What roles does the president have, and 
even to some extent, what roles do the faculty 
and the students have? At the heart of all of this 
is defining what those different roles mean and 
how they should be included in decisions and 

things that go on here at the University." 

Williams, his wife Sandra and their dog, 
Zorro, came out to acknowledge the crowd 
at Flowerhill. "I especially appreciate the way 
that whoever thought of this made sure it was 
dignified, loving and positive-all the things I 
would want for you," Williams said. "What you 
are doing reflects the kind of place we want 
the University to be. It's an amazing place and 
it's amazing because of you." IVlembers of the 
crowd received Williams' words with hand- 
shakes, hugs and teary eyes. 

Hughston reported that faculty, staff and 
community members added to the large 
student presence at the vigil. "They realize 

the larger community," Hughston said 
nd I think a lot of us realize the importani 

part that Dr. Williams plays in the commu- 
nity and the life of the University as well." 

In addition to organizing the vigil, students 
created Facebook groups backing Williams. 
One such group was titled "We love you 
President Williams." Videos were made and 
a petition compiled more than one thou- 
sand signatures of support for the president. 
Everyone was encouraged to contact the office 
of Governor Bob Riley president ex officio of 
the board, to express their concerns. 

A special meeting of the Board of Trustees 
was scheduled for Sept. 10 to discuss the 
president's contract, and Hughston said that 
the best way for students to show continued 
support for Williams would be to attend that 
meeting. -SUSAN HOWARD 

Above: President Williams came outside to thank those 
in attendance for their support Touched by their dedica- 
tion, he shook the hands of students, faculty, staff and 
community members. PHOTO: JUSTIN BARRON 

Left: Joseph Billy helps Logan Arrowood light a candle 
in honor of Williams, PHOTO: CARRIE MATTHEWS 

Bottom left: Joe Bennett assistant professorof art, /W/sfy 
Bennett, associate professor of art, Bryn Chancellor, 
assistant professor of English, and Sharon Williams, 
local business owner, discuss the events of the past 
few days. They also shared their favorite stories about 
President Williams. PHOTO: CARRIE MAUHEWS 

Bottom right: A local television news reporter inter- 
views SGA President Terry Hughston about the stu- 
dent perspective on the conflict between Williams 
and the Board of Trustees. PHOTO: JUSTIN BARRON 



Seated between Marion Brown and President Williams, 
George Walker, chair of tiie Board of Trustees, listens to 
statements of support for Williams. Brown is secretary 
to the board and special assistant to the president for 


Michael Patten and Samantha Webb observe the 
proceedings in the Merrill Room as representatives of 

Above right: Advocating mediation as the best 
option for Williams and the board, Carrie Robbins, 
Rachel Robbins and Andrea Bliss wear special 
t-shirts that read "Support the President." PHOTO: 

Art faculty Alan Skees, Collin Williams and Min Sun 
Lee read The Alabamian as they wait for the meet- 
ing to begin. The special issue of the paper highlighted 
the student response to Williams' possible resignation. 




President Williams emerges from Reynolds with a 
smile, having accepted a sabbatical through the end 
of the semester as a time of reflection for himself and 
the board. PHOTO: AMY SWINDLE 


Reynolds Hall overflowed with spectators for 
a special meeting of the Board of Trustees 
on Sept. 10. The meeting was called for one 
agenda-point, discussion of the resignation of 
President Philip C. Williams. The topic was the 
talk of campus as students, faculty, staff and 
alumni rallied around the president. 

While all board meetings are open to 
the public, it is doubtful that any meeting 
has sparked more public interest than this 
one. The Merrill Room was filled to capac- 
ity, with board members, the Williams family. 
University vice presidents, faculty senate and 
members of the press. Other interested par- 
ties gathered in Reynolds lobby, occupying 
all open surfaces, from chairs and couches 
to seats on the floor. Some people even sat 
outside, listening to the meeting via portable 
sound system, set up by mass communica- 
tion students. 

Once the meeting was called to order and 
the agenda was approved. Chairman of the 
Board George Walker stated that the executive 
committee had reached an agreement con- 
cerning Williams' resignation. He gave the floor 
to Todd Strange, who explained that Williams 
and the board had reached a mutual agree- 
ment, taking into consideration what would be 
best for all involved. Strange moved that the 
Board of Trustees accept Williams' resignation. 
Wynelle Sewell seconded the motion. 

Prior to calling for a vote. Walker asked for 
comments from any other trustees. Jeanetta 
Keller stated that publicizing the differences 



decision diverted 

between Williams and the board was not in 
the best interest of the University, and that 
she felt it was too late for them to resolve their 
differences. However, she expressed her hope 
that all University constituencies would pull 
together in this difficult time. 

Walker then opened discussion to others 
present, and several members of the UM 
community spoke out in support of Williams, 
including current and past SGA presidents, 
faculty senators, alumni and the mayor 
of Montevallo. The common sentiment 
expressed was that Williams had done nothing 
to hurt the institution, and that steps should 
be taken to resolve differences between the 
president and the Board of Trustees. Mayor 
Ben McCrory said that under Williams' leader- 
ship, cooperation between the University and 
the city was better than it had been in more 
than twenty years. 

When Williams was given the opportunity 
to speak, he expressed sincere appreciation 
for the support and concern of faculty, staff, 
students and alumni. He said he had been 
informed that he would be terminated if he 
did not resign, and that it would be impos- 
sible for him to continue without the support 
of the board. He also said that he was experi- 
encing physical symptoms due to the stress of 
the situation and urged the board to pass the 
separation agreement. While he said he appre- 
ciated the board for the opportunity to serve 
Montevallo in the highlight of his professional 
career, Williams said he knew the University 

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would pull through after a time of healing. 

Board members J. Danny Cooper, Wynelle 
Sewell and Thomas Walker spoke about the 
events which led up to the current situation, 
and when everyone had been given the oppor- 
tunity to speak, the meeting was recessed. 

Approximately one hour later, the meet- 
ing resumed, and Strange asked Williams if 
he would accept a sabbatical, during which 
Williams and the board could evaluate them- 
selves and decide together with the commu- 
nity what their respective roles should be. The 
idea for the sabbatical had been suggested 
by Faculty Senate President Kristen Gilbert. 

Williams said he would accept a sab- 
batical. The vice presidents agreed to serve 
as needed in the president's absence, and 
Rodger Smitherman moved to grant Williams 
a sabbatical for the remainder of the semes- 
ter. David Wheeler proposed an amendment 
to the motion, adding that a third-party medi- 
ator should be selected to work with both the 
board and the president during the interim. 

The motion passed unanimously, solicit- 
ing uproarious applause from all present. 
Chairman Walker closed the meeting saying, 
"We need to find our way. There is no one's 
heart that doesn't bleed purple and gold. 
There will be contention, but that is shared 
governance. I hope we can do a better job 
in the future. I hope we are sitting here in 
January exhilarated. All of us need to be 
better." -SUSAN HOWARD 


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rr^ Reynolds lobby, listening to the meeting via live 

*jB audio stream. Speakers were also set up outside 

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New Greek life members 

According to many sorority sisters, bid day 
offers girls their home away from home as they 
join a new family After a hectic formal recruit- 
ment week, four days full of visiting sororities, 
meeting new friends, going to parties and dis- 
cussing what a sorority is all about, a home is 
exactly what some girls need. 

On bid day, held Sept. 14, the potential new 
members met in Merchants and Planters Bank 
Auditorium in Comer Hall to get their bid cards, 
which were enclosed in envelopes for secrecy 
The group then walked to the steps of Palmer 
Hall, in front of which all the sororities were 

lined up, dressed in their letters and cheering. 
There the potentials were instructed to sit on 
their bid cards. 

The formal recruitment leaders, known as 
Pi Ki, were not allowed to reveal their sorority 
affiliations until bid day. Outside of Palmer, they 
pulled off several layers of greek shirts as the 
potential new members yelled out whether 
they thought the leaders were wearing the 
correct letters until they revealed which sorori- 
ties they were really in. 

Then, the moment everyone had been wait- 
ing for arrived as Elena Hawthorne, Panhellenic 

Council President, told the girls they could look 
at their bid cards. As bid cards were ripped 
open, each girl hoped an invitation was inside, 
and when there was, she went screaming and 
running to her new sisters. 

Following the screaming, running, hugging 
and crying, each sorority went back to their 
home hall. New group photos were taken, and 
some small gifts were given to new members. 
Following the bid day festivities, many sorori- 
ties held small parties to congratulate and wel- 
come their new sisters. -RACHEL CRIS50N 

Right: Potential new members await the moment 
that could change the rest of their college experience. 

Below right: Tabby Stott, of Alpha Gamma Delta, gets 
emotional while welcoming a new sister PHOTO: 

Below far right: Tyree Walker, of Lambda Chi Alpha, 
hosts fraternity bid day as a new recruit dons the Delta 
Chi hat. Fraternity bid day took place Friday Sept. II, 
in Palmer Auditorium. PHOTO: VADIM ISMAKAEV 




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Music student Ashley Harp hosted a "musical 
revue" for friends and guests in Reynolds Studio 
Theatre on Friday Sept. 25. Five of his friends par- 
ticipated in the revue. Chad Bates, Haley Evans, 
Lindsey Folsom, Amy Johnson and Patrick Jones 
sang original pieces while Harp accompanied 
them on piano. All of the pieces had been com- 
posed by Harp in the past year. Several of the 
pieces, such as "Time to Start the Show," were 
written for the 2009 Purple Side show That 
Damn Scottish Musical. In the final number, Harp 
joined his friends in singing "Til We Meet Again." 

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easured melodies 

honoring our heritage 

On the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 6, LeBaron 
Recital Hall filled with students, faculty 
and community members eager to attend 
the annual Heritage Concert. The Heritage 
Concert traditionally falls during Founders' 
Week as a celebration of UM's roots in the arts. 
The special guest this year was San Francisco's 
Cypress String Quartet, a highly accomplished 
ensemble that has received much critical 
acclaim. Dean Billy Clow gave a warm wel- 
come, and the quartet began its performance. 

The Cypress String Quartet features Cecily 
Ward on the violin, Tom Stone on the violin, 
Ethan Filner on the viola and Jennifer Kloetzel 
on the cello. They tour internationally, per- 
forming more than 90 concerts a year, and 
this was their first visit to Alabama. The quartet 
proudly announced that three of their instru- 
ments were from the 16th and 17th centuries, 
older than the pieces they were performing. 

The quartet played Mozart's "Quartet K. 
575," selections from Dvorak's "Cypresses," 

Beethoven's "Quartet Op. 135" and "Memoria, 
chiamata e risposta" by UM's own Joseph 
Landers, who composed a piece in response 
to Dvorak's "Cypresses" as part of the quartet's 
Call and Response series. 

The engaging performance received a stand- 
ing ovation, and the applause did not die down 
until the quartet reemerged for an encore. -KATI 




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:oncerts a year, and this was 
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UPC offered its annual Fall Festival on Main 
Quad Tuesday, Oct. 6. Students enjoyed gravity- 
defying rides on the warm autumn afternoon. 
Habitat for Humanity representatives solic- 
ited fellow students for help with local projects. 

They held a contest to see who could hammer 
a nail in the fewest strokes. Prizes for the win- 
ning male and female students were awarded 
at the following week's Habitat for Humanity 


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Xelebrating Fn^^prs' Day 

The 113th Founders' Day Convocation 
began on Thursday, Oct. 8, as future gradu- 
ates and current professors walked to Palmer 
Auditorium from Bowers Colonnade and 
Centennial Plaza after the traditional ringing 
of the bell at 11 a.m. Terry Roberson, acting 
president and Vice President for Academic 
Affairs, opened the ceremony by expressing 
his "gratitude and pride" in the seniors, calling 
them UM's "finest asset." 

Student Katy Vest was recognized for her 
speedy finding of the Crook. Then Senior 
Class President Amanda Beck gave the invoca- 
tion, followed by the recitation of the Pledge 
of Allegiance and the singing of "The Star 
Spangled Banner," as led by Melanie Williams, 
associate professor of music. 

This year's convocation speaker was Mary 
Louise Rice Dabbs, an alumna of the class of 
1956. Over the years, Dabbs has served as a 
teacher, an author, an advocate for the end 
of child abuse and improper childcare and 
a member and past president of the UM 
National Alumni Association. Her latest gift 
to UM will help set up the Rice-Dabbs-Bryant 
Family Scholarship. Despite her impressive list 
of accomplishments, Dabbs joked, "How can 
I stand before these graduates that know so 
much more than I do and tell them something 
important?" She emphasized the importance 
of service, saying that the University will give 
the students "a guality education that will 
help in a life of service." She also said, "The 
most important thing you'll take from college 
is the friendships with your classmates and 
professors." She added that at UM, there is 
"something about that purple and gold spirit 
that unites us." 

After Dabbs' speech, the concert choir 
sang "Die Nachtigall" and "I'm Gonna Sing 'Til 
the Spirit Moves My Heart," under the direc- 
tion of Robert Wright, professor of music. 

"The most important thing 
you'll take from college is 
the friendships with your 
classmates and professors." 
-Mary Louise Rice Dabbs 

The performance segued nicely into the 
presentations of the awards for 2009. Kelly 
Wacker, associate professor of art, was named 
University Scholar. Dean Clow said Wacker 
"embodies everything great about this uni- 
versity and what a college education is a 
about." Hollie Cost, associate professor of spe- 
cial education, received the Faculty Service 
Award, which was presented by Kristen 
Gilbert, president of the Faculty Senate and 
professor of psychology. Gilbert said, "Service 
is a way of life — a theme of life — for Cost." 

Following this was Karen Kelly president of 
the National Alumni Association, awarding the 
three Alumni Awards for this year. Frederick 
Ford, traffic safety education emeritus, was 
awarded the Alumnus Loyalty Award. Ruth 
Truss, professor of history was awarded the 
Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award. 
Finally Amanda Fox, senior departmental sec- 
retary of behavioral and social sciences, was 
awarded the Outstanding Staff Service Award. 

Following the awards, Williams led the sing- 
ing of the state song, "Alabama," which was writ- 
ten by Montevallo founder Julia Tutwiler and 
composed by Edna Gussen. The Investiture of 
Seniors, a 64-year-old tradition, was next, led by 
Scott Peterson, academic grand marshal. The 
Omicron Delta Kappa tapping, directed by the 
organization's president, Dasha Maye, preceded 
the singing of the alma mater In closing, SGA 
President Terry Hughston gave a benediction, 
and "Allegro marziale e ben marcato" was played 
as the recessional. -RACHEL CRISSON. PHOTOS: 

Kelly Wacker 

University Scliolar 


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Faculty Service Award 

Ruth Truss 

Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award 

Amanda Beck 

Senior Class President-Investiture of Seniors 

Amanda Fox 

Outstanding Staff Service Award 



The ringing of the bell at Bowers Colonnade signi- ^_ 
fies the commencement of Founders' Day festivities. 9kt 

/A/Aocked doors 

Van Tuyll House 

This summer, two older campus facilities were 
renovated in order to expand departments in 
need of space. The first building is the Van 
Tuyll House, which now houses the office of 
graduate studies. Graduate studies was origi- 
nally in Wills Hall and then moved to Bloch 
Hall before settling in its current location, in 
a white house on Oak Street, between Napier 
Hall and Will Lyman House. It was once the 
home of Hendrik Van Tuyll, former professor 
of philosophy and religion. 

The second newly renovated building 

Peterson Hall 

is Peterson Hall, the new home for the art 
department's painting and drawing classes. 
Formally the University's infirmary, it offered a 
place for sick students to see a doctor before 
there was a doctor's office in town. Billy 
Cannon, UM alumnus and adjunct instruc- 
tor of kinesiology, remembers having mono 
as a student and going to the infirmary to be 
treated. The house now features four large 
painting and drawing classrooms, as well as 
several smaller rooms used as personal studios 
for iuniors and seniors whose concentration is 

New Residence Hall 

in painting. 

Both of the new facilities held open houses 
for the 113th annual Founders' Day celebration. 
Students, family and alumni toured the refur- 
bished buildings. Tours of the new residence hall 
were also offered. The history of other campus 
buildings can be found in Lucille Griffith's 
book. White Columns and Red Brick, which is 
available on one-hour reserve in Carmichael 

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Nature <^^>^isturhed 

Top: Ebenezei Swamp Ecological Preserve is home 
to numerous species of plants and animals. 

Above: Members of the Montevallo community 
take a walk through the swamp on Founders' Day. 

Right: The entrance to the ecological preserve leads 
visitors onto a boardwalk equipped with safety rail- 
ings and signs which identify various swamp life. 



Qh'! We "afternoon of Roiynders' Day, students, 
-faculty, alumni and friends celebrated a huge 
victory 'for the Environmental Club and the 
entire UM community. Mike Hardig, associate 
professor of biology and faculty adviser of the 
Environmental Club, led the official opening of 
the Ebenezer Swamp Ecological Preserve and 
Research Center, which is located on Spring 
Creek, just a few turns off Highway 119 between 
Montevallo and Alabaster Hardig talked of the 
trials and troubles the University had to go 
through to secure the survival of the wetlands, 
described future plans for the research center 
and unveiled a dedication board at the entrance 
of the swamp listing the parties who helped 
during the struggle and who will provide ongo- 
ing help with the rest of the development. 

In 2005, a proposal by Middle Tennessee 
Land Development for a limestone quarry 
upstream from the swamp deeply concerned 
community members. The quarry could have 
drained much of the water from the swamp, 
tainted it with chemicals and otherwise been 
detrimental to the swamp and the organisms 
living within it. Several attempts by the people 

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of Shelby County to stop the company faile(if.iB 

Thankfully, the UM Foundation was able to help 

the University obtain a court order to prevent 

the company from beginning their plans, and it 

was ruled in September 2005 that the company 

could not open the quarry at all. 

Since then, several benefactors have pro- 
vided funding to make the swamp more 
accessible to visitors so it can fulfill the role of a 
research center as well as a place of interest for 
the public to visit. A boardwalk that is compli- 
ant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, 
complete with safety railings and plaques of 
information about the creatures living within 
the swamp, has been completed, creating a 
wandering walk that takes visitors safely into the 
swamp. Currently six docents, who are all mem- 
bers of the Environmental Club, are available to 
give tours of the swamp. 

Hardig talked of his pride in the progress and 
promise of the preserve. He also announced 
that there are plans to continue the boardwalk 
further into the swamp, as well as plans for a visi- 

inn the 

The James Wylie Shepherd Observatory 
Complex houses one of only a few wheelchair- 
accessible telescope domes in the nation, and 
the most technologically advanced telescope 
in the state of Alabama. More plans are cur- 
rently underway to make the complex even 
more impressive. The next step in the obser- 
vatory complex is to break ground on a water 
reservoir that will collect and filter rainwater for 
the restrooms in the planned visitors' center. 

The visitors' center will allow remote view- 
ing of the telescope's images to monitors inside 
the facility Other planned buildings in the 
JWS Observatory Complex will be an outdoor 
amphitheater to facilitate classroom studies and 
several educational exhibits for the community. 

The observatory will be open to local schools 
for field trips and educational opportunities. 

Coordinators Michael Patton, professor of 
philosophy and Michael Sterner, associate 
professor of mathematics, are looking for- 
ward to other ways of incorporating the com- 
plex into the community Once the visitors' 
center is complete, they plan to ask for origi- 
nal artwork from both the community and 
the art department to decorate the complex. 
Associate Professor of Music, Joseph Landers, 
composed a song dedicated to the observa- 
tory, which was performed at a ceremony 
on Founders' Day -CARRIE MATTHEWS. 

Left: The 20-in. telescope, housed in a fully-robotic 
dome is located three miles from the main campus 
at the University's ISO-acre Gentry Springs property 

Below: Michael Sterner and Michael Patton pose 
with observatory benefactor Jim Shepherd Jr and 
composer Joseph Landers. 

Above: The Concert Choir performs "How Sweet 
the Moonlight," accompanied by an assortment 
of UM musicians. Landers composed the piece in 
honor of the observatory's opening. 



/lerwon thee 

"Once you walk into the room, the rest of the 
world does not exist," were the words with 
which Michael Patton set the mood for the 
12th Annual Life Raft Debate. The event took 
place in Palmer Hall on Oct. 8, closing the 
Founders' Day festivities. As the six contestants 
got ready to persuade their way into the last 
seat on the raft in a post-apocalyptic world, 
audience members set their minds for a debate 
of the most random arguments they may have 
ever heard. The contestants included five pro- 
fessors and one alumnus from different fields 
of study, challenged to enlighten the audience 
as to why their fields would benefit the future. 

Starting the event on a very political note 
was last year's returning oar holder, Scott 
Turner, professor of political science. Hoping to 
be a "two-turner," Turner slipped back into last 
year's mockery of former vice-presidential can- 
didate, Sarah Palin. Gary Packwood, associate 
professor of music, with the help of a student 
choir, posed the argument of silence versus 
sounds. He took the audience from Handel's 
"Hallelujah Chorus" to a few childhood songs 
from "School House Rock." He let the audience 
know that through music, a person can learn 
all ofthe different fields of study. 

Following the musical argument, John 
Bawden, instructor of history, attempted to win 
the audience over with a slide show titled "We 
destroyed ourselves, now what?" The audience 
listened to how history can be a survival kit. 

Cedric Norman added a new twist to the 
debate as the first alumnus to fight for a seat 
on the raft. Norman has a degree in commu- 
nication studies and marketing. He informed 
the audience that if he were chosen, women 
would know to leave men alone when football 

is on, and men would know how to under- 
stand women. 

Billy Clow attempted to persuade the stu- 
dents by "taking sexy back." He gave all the 
viewers a strip tease while defending his aca- 
demic discipline, the arts. 

Benton Tyler, assistant professor of math- 
ematics, spoke last, telling the audience that 
math is the driving force behind all other areas 
of life, and promising to do all the math so that 
no one else would have to. 

After a rebuttal full of filibustering, more 
music and a Boy Scout survivor kit, the micro- 
phone was given to the audience for guestions. 
The guestions ranged from viewers bashing the 
competitors' fields of study, to viewers being so 
excited to be at a microphone that they forgot 
the questions they had to ask. Then, to give the 
audience something more to think about, the 
Devil's Advocate, Stephen Parker, associate pro- 
fessor of sociology, informed the audience that 
no field of study should be chosen because 
they were all weak. 

The audience set a new record by casting 
over 460 votes. Tyler won the debate by smartly 
presenting the one survival tool that everyone 
should have — duct tape. Tyler's win makes the 
second time that the oar has been awarded 
to the math department. The Life Raft Debate 
was a sensation. Next year will determine if Tyler 
can use his duct tape to continue his reign over 
the last seat on the raft. -SHERNINA GAITERS. 

smartly nresentinq the one 

Above: Returning champion, Scott Turner listens to a 
fellow competitor alongside Gary Packwood and John 

Above right: Billy Clow offers a theatrical argument for 
the arts, removing layers of clothing in attempt to win ' 
over the audience. 

Right: Cedric Norman, U/M alumnus, waits with Clow and 
Benton Tyler for his turn at the podium. Norman defended 
his majors, communications studies and marketing, for a 
seat on the raft 



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should have — duct tape. 



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The UM Hall of Fame inducted five members on 
Founders' Day, Oct. 8. New inductees include 
Frank Lightfoot, the original head coach of the 
UM baseball program; Tony Cappola and Jeff 
Segar, baseball First-Team All-Americans; Gabi 
Rapaso, volleyball record holder for most career 
kills at UM; and Adrianne Peters, the women's 
soccer record holder for most career shutouts 
and saves at UM. This group is the 19th class to 
be inducted into the Hall of Fame since its open- 
ing in 1989. The Hall of Fame has a total of 72 


The 2008-2009 Montage was released on 
Monday, Oct. 12, with a party in Myrick gym. 
Editor Chris Hicks found inspiration for the 
book's theme in a quote from the ancient phi- 
losopher Confucius, "Study the past if you would 
define the future." 

Zach Banks provided music for the release 
party creating a fun environment for students to 
peruse their yearbooks. 

Door prizes were awarded, such as t-shirts, 
gift certificates and College Night tickets. Light 
refreshments were served, including fortune 
cookies to tie into the book's Asian theme. 

In the days following the release party 
Montage staff members were stationed in 
Carmichael Library to distribute additional 

Right, top to bottom: 

Representative members of Phi Mu perform to "Isn't 

She Lovely" during the synchronized swimming event 

Delta Gamma sisters sit at the v/ater's edge observ- 
ing the festivities of their sorority's major philan- 
thropy event. 

The Delta Chi team lifts their brother Sam Clark as 
part of their synchronized swimming event. 

Pot Johnson, of Delta Chi, pulls Delta Gamma, 
Carmen Lambert, on an inflatable whale during the 
Save the Mermaid event. 

Lindsey Bristol swims her hardest, helping Phi Mu win 
the sorority Wet T-shirt Relay. 

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Henry Foster celebrates Alpha Kappa Lambda's win of 
the fraternity wet t-shirt relay while his brother, Michael 
Fisher, still struggles with his shirt 

benefit for the blind 

Anchor Splash, hosted by the Delta Gamma 
sorority, is one of the largest annual Greek 
events on campus. The event, held Thursday 
Oct. 15, in the pool of the McChesney 
Student Activity Center, was no disappoint- 
ment. There was an admission fee of $2 per 
person and $35 for each competing team. 
The money raised by the entrance fees was 
donated to Delta Gamma's philanthropy Aid 
to the Blind and Sight Preservation (Service 
for Sight). Delta Gamma also sold raffle tick- 
ets at the door of the event and raised funds 
the week before Anchor Splash through the 
"Most Beautiful Eyes" competition held in the 
Anna Irvin Dining Hall. 

This year, approximately 100 students gath- 
ered around the pool when the festivities were 
kicked off at 3:30 p.m. First, groups from each fra- 
ternity pushed along students from their part- 
ner sororities on plastic blown-up dolphin floats 
in a water-treading race. Then, fraternity teams 
squared off against one another, followed by 
sororities, in relay races where the "baton" was 
actually a t-shirt the swimmers wore and passed 
on to their teammates. Next, a member of each 
sorority and fraternity had to do a belly flop 
into the pool for more points. After that, each 
team sent up a candidate for Mr. or Ms. Anchor 
Splash 2009. Lastly each team performed a syn- 
chronized swimming routine. Musical selections 
included Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl" and Michael 
Jackson's "Thriller." 

All that was left after the events were over 
was to announce the winners. Lambda Chi 
Alpha and Alpha Delta Pi raised the most 
money in the "Most Beautiful Eyes" contest. 
Alpha Delta Pi and Alpha Gamma Delta won 
the contest for the best Anchor Splash banners. 
Mr. Anchor Splash was awarded to the Alpha 
Kappa Lambda representative, and Ms. Anchor 
Splash was from Alpha Gamma Delta. The over- 
all winners, chosen based on number of points 
won in all the contests and races, were Lambda 
Chi Alpha and Alpha Gamma Delta. -RACHEL 

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Right: In honor of the traditional custom, College Night 
leaders Ryan Moody, Hannah McEwan and Sarah Anna 
Ford exchange gifts. PHOTO: JUSTIN BARRON 

Below: Members of the Gold Side join hands in the 
singing of their side song. PHOTO: JUSTIN BARRON 

Below right: Student Frank Deming entertains fellow 
Purples with a song. PHOTO: CARRIE MATTHEWS 

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SGA, with the aid of TOMS Shoes, hosted a fashion 
show fundraiser for Shelby Emergency Assistance on 
Tuesday, Oct. 13. Shelby Emergency Assistance pro- 
vides aid to residents who have had a recent crisis and 
need short-term assistance with basic needs such 
as food and utility bills. The fashion show, directed 
by Randall Porter, took place in Anna Irvin Dining 
Hall. Students modeled clothing put together from 
various department stores as well as from the thrift 
store. Twice as Nice. During the intermission, D-Sharp 
played the electric violin to tunes from popular music. 
Money was raised through $2 admission fees plus 
generous donations at the door. TOMS Shoes and 
theSGA were able to raise a total of $561.11 for Shelby 
Emergency Assistance while providing an exciting 
event on campus. PHOTOS: SKY JOHNSON 

Re^ ited 

Sides kick off CoUege Night 

Above: Purples and Golds face off In the SAC at the 
first College Night event of the season^ PHOTO: 

Left: Cold Side leader Sarah Anna Ford announces 
the members of the Gold Side cabinet. PHOTO: 

Below: The Purple Side gathers to hear the announce- 
ment of cabinets. PHOTO: CARRIE MATTHEWS 

Excitement ran high as students gathered at 
the McChesney Student Activity Center for 
the first College Night event of the season. 
Attendants of the College Night Mixer, which 
took place on Oct. 15, filled the SAC atrium, ani- 
mated, aware and ready for a new year of fun 
and healthy competition. 

The start of the event was casual, with 
members from the Purple and Gold sides as 
well as those undecided milling around and 
talking with friends. Many were seen sport- 
ing their colors and trying to recruit the new 
members. The entire hall was also decked out 
in purple and gold and tables were laden with 
stuffed, ceramic or plastic animals in support of 
the appropriate side. Tables were set up, hold- 
ing the sign-up lists for each side's sports teams 
as well as cheerleading, orchestral, choral and 
cast tryouts, and many other categories in 
which students could participate. Purple and 
Gold leaders also announced their side cabi- 
nets for the new year. 

The crowd gathered near the pool to hear 
the broadcast of the new College Night courts. 
After the cabinet members were named, the 
crowd split off into sides for cheers and songs. 
The cheering, clapping and singing with each 
side created an electric charge in the crowd, 
and participants left the event excited to begin 
the College Night season. -RACHEL CRISSON 

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The gospel singing group, Inspirational 
Voices of Christ, performed a concert at 6:30 
p.m. in LeBaron Recital Hall on Monday, Oct. 
19. The theme of the event was "Come and Be 
Blessed." As it was held during mid-term exam 
week, IVOC offered advice on test-taking strat- 
egies and stress relief. They also served refresh- 
ments, reminding everyone of their motto, "We 
are more than just a choir; we are a ministry!" 




The UM community participated in Chi 
Omega's philanthropy event. Walk for 
Wishes, at Orr Park on Saturday, Oct. 17. Chi 
Omegas Jade Gulledge, Emily Wertheim 
and Christina Butera ran the event's regis- 
tration table. Proceeds from the event were 
donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. 

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The Women's Cross Country team competes 
against Birmingham-Southern College and The 
University of the South at the Tiger Twilight Cross 
Country Invitational in Sewanee, Tenn. PHOTOS 

Left: (From L to R) Lindsey Golay, Kaley Glover, Haley 
Evans, Georgia Izard, Katherine Schofield, Whitney 
Askins, Ginny Davis and January Waters. 

Bottom left: Sophomore Katherine Schofield earns 
16th place overall at the invitational. 

Bottom middle: Junior Georgia Izard 

Bottom right: Ginny Davis 



Mem phis Twilight 

12th of 24 

UAH Invitational 

4th of 1 3 

Mercer Invitational 

4th of 20 

Gulf Coast Stampede 

7th of 1 2 

University of the South Invitational 


Peach Belt Championship 

3rd of 1 1 

NCAA Southeast Region Championship 6th of 23 


Top: During their seance, Mrs. Nolan, along with 
Mr and Mrs. Gobineau, asks Madame Flora what is 

Above left: Couples Blonda and Pedrillo and 
Constanza and Belmonte sing to each other lovingly. 

Middle: Susannah winces and Basilio Is amused 
as Count Almaviva prepares to reveal the hiding 
Cherubina PHOTO: RACHEL CRI550N 

Above right: Pasquale laments as Malatesta sings to 
lovers Norina and Ernesto. PHOTO: RACHEL CRISSON 

Right: Marie mourns after Kecal's announcement 
that she can wed no one but Micha's son. PHOTO 

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"he first scene from the annual Opera Scenes, 
leld in LeBaron Recital Hall on Oct. 23-24, 
rom the oft-performed Don Giovanni, had 
iiovanni dressed as his assistant Leporello, 
)assionately serenading an off-stage maiden. 
^ band of peasants, Masetto and his lovely 
lance Zerlina played out the scene, which 
■nded as it began, in song, as Zerlina com- 
orted the injured Masetto. 

The second scene of the night featured 
')on Pasquale. In this comedic scene, Pasquale 
eacted with unending musical ire to the bills 
md purchases Sofronia amassed, while she 
ang arguments loudly back. 

The third scene, from Tlie Marriage of 
Igaro, followed the lives of workers for Count 
\lmaviva, including Marcellina, Figaro's fiance 
luzanne, the young lover Cherubino, and the 
[ount himself. Deception meant hilarity as 
:haracters hid from one another while others 
:ame into the room for gossip. 

The fourth scene turned away from the 
:omedic operas before it, as a selection from 

Tlie Medium showed Mr. and Mrs. Gobineau 
contacting their dead son through the deceit- 
ful Madame Flora. During a seance. Flora 
became frightened when she felt a ghost grip 
her neck and through urgent and frightened 
song, forced everyone to leave at once. 

The fifth scene hailed from a Czech opera 
called Tine Bartered Bride, which looks into the 
marriage-arranging antics of several villagers. 
In the scene, Jenik rendered a prior marriage 
contract valid, freeing him to marry his love. 
But, much like in the other operas, visages 
and deceit confused many characters and 
delighted the audience. 

The sixth and final scene, from The 
Abduction from tfie Seraglio, was the most 
adventurous scene of the night, telling a tale 
of a kidnapping by pirates. Here, two sets of 
lovers were reunited and wavered between 
loving embraces and accusations of infidelity, 
but they ended the night with tender profes- 
sions of love. -RACHEL CRISSON 

Opera Scenes 


Charles Wood 



Laurie Middaugh 

Don Giovanni 

Patrick Jones 


Devin Burton 


Cory Price 
Chad Mills 
Trey West 


Sierra Riggs 



Melissa Harbison 

Don Pasquale 

Chad Mills 

Dr. Malatesta 

Cory Price 


Trey West 


Devin Burton 



Tiffany Griffin 


Christina Carol 


Yamuna Meleth 

Count Almaviva 

Patrick Jones 

Don Basilio 


Richie Lisenby 

Madame Flora 

Yamuna Meleth 


Jordan Hampton 

Mrs. Gobineau 

Jennifer Evans 

Mr. Gobineau 

Chad Mills 

Mrs Nolan 

Katelyn Perkins 



Trey West 


Katelyn Perkins 


Cory Price 


Patrick Jones 


Jordan Hampton 


Devin Burton 


Tiffany Griffin 

Constanza Christina Carol 

Blonda Sierra Riggs 

Belmonte Trey West 

Pedrillo Richie Lisenby 

njured Masetto is comforted by his beloved. Zerlina. PHOTO: SKY JOHNSON 



The Jensen Award is given each year to the 
winners of a French and Spanish speaking 
competition. It is named for Ruth Jensen 
Trumbauer to honor foreign language stu- 
dents who demonstrate exceptional skill in 
conversing in a second language. Competition 
is open to students who are or have been 
enrolled in foreign language courses at the 
300 level or above, but not native or near- 
native speakers of that language. During 
the competition, students draw a discussion 
topic from an envelope and are given a few 
moments to prepare a five-minute presenta- 
tion about their topic, speaking in their target 
language to a panel of judges. 

The competition took place in Comer Hall 
on the afternoon of Wednesday, Oct. 28, Three 
French students and four Spanish students 
participated. The French students were Justin 
Barron, Brandy Grondin and Jessica Guindon 
and the Spanish students were Eve Derkach, 
Lydia Dyer, Jessica Littlejohn and Mya McGee. 

Jim Murphy chair of the department of 
English and Foreign Languages, opened 
the event, which was hosted by Rosa Maria 
Stoops, assistant professor of Spanish and 
French. Judges included Associate Professors 
of English Nicholas Crawford and Samantha 
Webb, Associate Professor of Business Gary 
Rovelstad, Assistant Professor of French Stacey 

mnatrhed orators 

Ayotte and Stoops's mother, Rosa Maria 
Cervantes Lopez, a fluent Spanish-speaker. 

The French students spoke first, with 
a short break before the Spanish portion 
of the competition. After deliberation the 

judges declared Jessica Guindon and Jessica 
Littlejohn the winners of the Jensen Award. 
They were recognized at Honors Day, where 
they each received a $50 scholarship. -JUSTIN 

/^^orgotten fares 

Spanish students presented altars in Carmichael 
Library of Friday, Oct. 20, in recognition of the 
Mexican celebration. El Dia de los Muertos, or 
the Day of the Dead. 

The celebration is a time when fami- 
lies get together to honor the lives of their 
dead in many different ways, such as picnics, 
dances and parades. One of the most widely 
observed practices is the making of altars. 

The altars are typically adorned with tra- 
ditional Mexican elements such as bread, 
candy skulls, orange marigolds and tequila for 
adults or toys for deceased children. They also 
include photos of the deceased, their favorite 

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types of food or drink, candles to light their 
way and soap, water and a towel to wash 
their hands after their long journey. 

Day of the Dead altars are made either in 
homage of a celebrity or as a welcoming altar 
for deceased family members. The altars in the 
library done by the students of Eric Vaccarella, 
associate professor of Spanish, were mostly 
celebrity altars, made for Elvis, Bear Bryant, 
Marilyn Monroe and the recently deceased 
Patrick Swayze, as well as one altar made 
for family members of a student. -RACHEL 

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^•''equivocal honors_ 

Eleven students were initiated into foreign 
language honors societies at a ceremony in 
the Merchants and Planters Bank Auditorium 
in Comer Hall on Friday, Oct. 30. 

Pi Delta Phi is the national French honor 
society, dedicated to recognizing outstand- 
ing scholarship in the French language and 
literature, and to encouraging cultural activi- 
ties that will lead to a deeper appreciation 
by Americans of Francophone cultures and 
peoples. Initiates include Justin Barron, Jessica 
Guindon, Rachael Hyde and Jamie King. 

Sigma Delta Pi is the national Spanish 
honor society. It recognizes those who attain 
excellence in the study of the Spanish lan- 
guage and in the study of the literature and 
culture of the Spanish-speaking peoples. 
The society encourages students to acquire 
a greater interest in and a deeper under- 
standing of the Hispanic culture and to 
foster friendly relations and a mutual respect 
between the nations of Hispanic speech 
and English speech. Initiates include Mayra 
Gonzalez, Susan Howard, Daphne Kennedy, 
Larissa Marshall, Amanda McMahon, Melissa 
Mills and Amanda Rucks. 

Following the ceremony, initiates joined 
their friends, family and foreign language 
faculty and staff for a reception with French 
and Spanish style cuisine. Foreign language 
professors include Stacey Ayotte, Rosa Maria 
Stoops, Leonor Vazquez-Gonzalez and Eric 

f^^^amiliar flavors 

rhis year, the International House became 
:he venue for the UM International Food 
-air, an event formerly hosted by the depart- 
ment of English and foreign languages. The 
'air is open for anyone on campus to come, 
;at food, socialize and learn about the 
ntemational House programs and services. 
=ood for the event brings together a variety 
of recipes from the different students in the 

international program, effectively bringing 
the food of many different cultures together. 
This year, on Monday, October 25, the fare 
included staples such as rice, beans and 
tamales, a spicy chicken soup, couscous and 
sticky rice, amongst other recipes — including 
several dessert dishes that were eaten very 
quickly. Judging by the number of people 
in attendance and the speed at which the 

food was consumed, the fair was very suc- 
cessful. Along with the students, also seen 
enjoying the home-prepared international 
cuisine were several foreign language profes- 
sors. International House Coordinator Elaine 
Webb, Director of International Services 
Kazuo Moriya, and Chief Diversity Officer and 
National Student Exchange coordinator Jim 



Giving hy the [)cV/f/t. . 

Hal oween festivities ^ 

The brothers of Lambda Chi Alpha held 
their annual Pumpkin Fest on Main Quad on 
Thursday, Oct. 29. Members of other fraterni- 
ties and sororities, along with one indepen- 
dent group. The Unkowns, participated in 
several events including a pumpkin toss, a 
pumpkin pie-eating contest and a pumpkin- 
carving contest. The contestants won points 
for first, second and third place in each event. 
The group with the highest score at the end 


The basement of Fuller Hall was completely 
transformed by the Alpha Kappa Lambda 
fraternity's annual haunted house. The 
brothers of Alpha Kappa Lambda, with 
the help of various volunteers, hosted the 
haunting for three nights, Oct. 29-Oct. 3T 
After paying the $3 entrance fee, visitors 
were directed through an asylum, a differ- 
ent galaxy and the bedroom of a haunted 
child. Characters such as clowns, cannibals 
and ax murderers with fake blood and 
ragged clothing made for a believable 
and frightening five-minute walk through 
the dark, foggy atmosphere. Alpha Kappa 
Lambda raised nearly $700 for their philan- 
thropy, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 

won $100 toward its philanthropy. 

Each group was able to earn points for 
its team by donating canned food as part of 
Lambda Chi Alpha's service project as well. 
Bags were handed out around town and 
were collected later to add to the canned 
food totals. 

Pumpkin Fest winners in the men's com- 
petition were Alpha Kappa Lambda, in first 
place; Delta Chi and Alpha Tau Omega tied 

for second place and The Unknowns came in 
third. For the women, Chi Omega took first 
place, Alpha Delta Pi came in second, and 
Delta Gamma was third. 

Pumpkin Fest donations, combined with 
their local food drive, added up to 7,400 
pounds of canned food that Lambda 
Chi Alpha donated to Shelby Emergency 
Assistance just in time for the holiday season. 


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Above left:Zach Banks and Jake Finn explain games and 
announce raffle winners. PHOTO: CARRIE MATTHEWS 

Above right: Andrew Wages and Brad Parsons count 
cans to be donated to Shelby Emergency Assistance. 

Above: Contestants compete in the pumpkin relay 
race to earn points for their respective organizations 



Following the event, Davis Hoyden helps smash 
leftover pumpkins to be donated to the environ- 
mental dub as compost PHOTO: AMY SWINDLE 


Spooks in the Stacks is an annual Hallo- 
ween event hosted by Carmichael Library. 
It is not only a night for ghost stories and 
costumes, but also a night to learn some of 
the history of the campus. The Birmingham 
Paranormal Society participated in a tour of 
haunted areas on campus, allowing people 
to listen to recordings of paranormal activ- 
ity. In the library lobby, the wooden door 
from Condie Cunningham's room from 
Main Hall was on display. Cunningham 
died in a fire in the women's residence hall, 
and is said to haunt the building to this 
day. The next stop on the tour was Main 
Hall itself, where Cunningham's story was 
told on the front porch. From there, the 
tour continued to King House, another 
haunted building, where the story of 
the King family and their involvement in 
the Civil War was told. The final stop was 
the King Family Cemetery. There, people 
dressed as zombies jumped out to scare 
the innocent participants in the ghost 


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Alyssa Maxwell 


Margret Ingthorsdottir 


Michaela Moertzsch 


Brittany Gable 
Natalie Martineau 


Ally Larese 


Denise Mannion 


Paige Scott 


Angela Buonassisi 


Erin Duncan 


Kristin Rosato 


Erin Jollay 


Brittany Correia 




Jenna Kuzemski 


Nicola Stolworthy 


Daria Allen 


Hayley Gant 



Head Coach 

Patricia Hughes 

Assistant Coach 

Stacey Balaam 

Student Assistant Coach Corey Gros 

Right: DarIa Allen drives toward the ball in the match 
against USC Aiken on Oct II. PHOTO: AMY SWINDLE 

Below: After a hard kick, Kristin Rosato prepares to 
charge down field. PHOTO: SKY JOHNSON 

Below right: Alex Terhar attempts to steal the ball 
from Armstrong Atlantic PHOTO: SKY JOHNSON 

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pursuit of goals 





Aug. 28 



Sept. 6 


W, 1-0 

Sept. 10 

Florida Tech 


Sept. 1 2 


T, 1-1 

Sept. 1 5 



Sept. 22 

West Fla. 


Sept. 26 

UNC Pembroke 


Sept. 29 

West Ga. 


Oct. 3 

Armstrong Atlantic 


Oct. 8 

Clayton State 


Oct. 1 1 

use Aiken 


Oct. 1 3 

Fla. Southern 


Oct. 1 7 

Ga. Southwestern 

W, 1-0 

Oct. 19 

North Georgia 


Oct. 24 


W, 1-0 

Oct. 28 

Columbus State 


Oct. 31 

Ga. College & State Univ. 

T, 1-1 

Nov. 3 

Columbus State 

W, 1-0 

Nov. 6 



Nov. 8 

Armstrong Atlantic 



Nicola Stolworthy executes a powerful kick. The 
women's soccer team observed National Breast 
Cancer Awareness Month with a "Kick for the Cure" 
event on Oct II. To visually show their support for 
breast cancer awareness, they wore pink jerseys and 
played with pink balls. They also had pink UM Soccer 
t-shirts available for sale. PHOTO: SKY JOHNSON 

^"/(Precedented ^^ 


Aug. 28 Faulkner W, 5-1 

Aug. 39 Concordia-Selma W, 4-0 

Sept. 4 Eckerd L, 2-1 

Sept. 6 Fla. Southern W, 6-1 

Sept. 12 Flagler L,2-l 

Sept, 16 Newberry X 2-2 

Sept. 22 West Fla. W, 1-0 

Sept. 26 UNC Pembroke L,4-3 

Sept. 30 UAH L,2-l 

Oct. 3 Francis Marion W, 2-0 

Oct. 8 Clayton State L, 2-0 

Oct. 11 use Aiken W,4-0 

Oct. 1 7 Ga. Southwestern W, 2-0 

Oct. 21 North Georgia W, 3-1 

Oct. 24 Lander W, 2-1 

Oct, 29 Shorter L, 3-1 

Nov. 3 Francis Marion W, 2-1 

Nov. 6 Flagler L, 3-2 


Ly Falcons finish fourth 

Nathan Archard fights off defenders in a match against , 
UNC Pembrol<e on Sept. 26. PHOTO: JUSTIN BARRON A 


% i k 

Opposite page, top: Falcons celebrate a semi-final victory against 
rands Marion on Nov. 3. PHOTO: JUSTIN BARRON 





Brandon Land 



Daniel Pelletier 



Hunter Ingle 



Cruyff Dos Remedios 



Lucas Manzoli 


Austin Mcintosh 



Phi! Jackson 


Matt Maughn 



Milan Pualic 
James Steer 



Alex Ghoja 



Nathan Archard 



Vance Curro 



Michael McLaughlin 




Arran McCarthy 


Nathaniel Foster 






Juan Lemos 



Patrick Dean 


Chris Stanfield 



Stephen Beatty 



Michael Higgle 



Robert Mueller 


David Esser 

Head Coach 

Ryan Pratt 

Assistant Coach 

Adam Erazer 

'op: Racing to beat his Francis Marlon opponent, Vance Curro 
bases the ball. PHOTO: JUSTIN BARRON 

'ottom: In a match against USC Aiken on Oct. II, Daniel Pelletier 
lides to keep his opponent from the ball. PHOTO: TONYA FLEMING 




Top: Rebecca Dowd and Carson Anderson jump to 
block the ball while Katie Johnson prepares for a 

Above left: Rachel Wotitzky gives a powerful serve 
across the court PHOTO: CARRIE MATTHEWS 

Above right: Brittany Wilson, Rebecca Dowd, Lauren 
Markle and Katie Johnson rush to prevent the oppos- 
ing team from scoring. PHOTO: CARRIE MATTHEWS 



t compett 




Aug. 28 

Henderson State 

W, 3-1 

Aug. 28 

Florida Tech 


Aug. 29 



Aug. 29 


L, 3-1 

Sept. 3 



Sept. 5 

Arkansas Tecii 


Sept. 5 

West Ga. 

W, 3-0 

Sept. 6 

Valdosta State 


Sept. 6 

Clarl< Atlanta 


Sept. 1 1 

Henderson St.ate 

W, 3-2 

Sept. 1 1 

Christian Bros. 

W, 3-1 

Sept. 12 



Sept. 12 


W, 3-0 

Sept. 15 

West Fla. 


Sept. 19 

UNC Pembroke 

W, 3-0 

Sept. 20 

Francis Marion 


Sept. 25 

Armstrong Atlantic 


Sept. 26 


L, 3-0 

Sept. 29 


W, 3-0 

Oct. 3 

Augusta State 


Oct. 8 

use Aiken 


Oct. 9 



Oct. 10 

Augusta State 


Oct. 13 

West Ga. 


Oct. 16 

Armstrong Atlantic 


Oct. 1 7 



Oct. 30 

Francis Marion 

W, 3-0 

Oct. 31 

UNC Pembroke 

W, 3-1 

Nov. 3 

West Fla. 


Nov. 6 

use Aiken 

W, 3-2 

Nov. 6 


W, 3-0 

Nov. 7 


W, 3-0 

Nov. 1 3 

use Aiken 


Nov. 14 





Anna Garrison 


Lauren Markle 

Katie Johnson 


Brittany Wilson 

Katy Handrick 


Rachel Wotitzky 

Manyi Ati 


Tarnesha Stephens 

Kara Zawisza 


Betsy Stevenson 

Virginia Clay 

Rebecca Dowd 

Head Coach 

Katie O'Brien 

Carson Anderson 

Assistant Coach 

Erin Heffner 

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Student Life 

The Alabama chapter>3f the American 
Foundation for Suicide Prevention held its 
second annual Out of the Darkness Comm- 
unity Walk in Shelby County's Heardmont Park 
on Sunday, Nov. 8. 

Kicking off the event was Dan Dahl, chapter 
president, who thanked the sponsors of the 
event. Then, guest Rich Powers, medical direc- 
tor for the Department of Mental Health, gave 
a little background information on the event 
and mentioned that last year's Birmingham- 
area Out of the Darkness Walk was the second 
largest walk in the United States. 

Money for the walks is raised through 
pledges for walking teams. Teams are usually 
formed in the memory of a loved one lost to 
suicide. The funds raised are split — half goes to 
the federal chapter to fund suicide research and 
education on a national scale, while the other half 
stays in the region where it was raised to fund 
local suicide prevention and survivor programs. 

The walk itself starting after bagpiper John 
Kelley played "Amazing Grace," was a two-lap 
walk around the park. Jim 'n Nick's provided 
ice cream, popcorn, drinks and barbecue for 
all attendees, and music was broadcasted 
during the event by radio station WZZK. Rep- 
resentatives from the counseling centers at UM, 
University of Alabama in Birmingham, Real Talk 
Youth Summit, NAMl Birmingham, Crisis Center, 
Oasis and the AFSP Alabama Chapter provided 
information about suicide prevention. 

Mary Bartlett, assistant professor of coun- 
seling and member of the board for the 
Alabama Chapter, helped coordinate the 
event. More than 25 UM students partici- 
pated in the walk. The total money raised 
at the Out of the Darkness Community Walk 
this year was $59,414. -RACHEL CRISSON. 

A team representing Montevallo participates in the 
second annual Out of the Darl<ness community walk. 
The walk, which took place on Nov. 8, was in memory 
of lives lost to suicide and raised community aware- 
ness and support of suicide prevention measures. 

Simon Schmitz and Emily Hoggle kicked off 
this year's Bachelor of Fine Arts gallery shows. 
Schmitz's paintings drew the audience in 
with their large-scaled, wonderfully rendered 
mosaic designs. The vibrancy of Schmitz's 
colors was a great contrast to Hoggle's warm 
earth tones. Paintings depicting lounging 
children with ravenous raccoons and a beach 

Cdf7%A\i pair 

scene showing swooping seagulls set the 
tone of Hoggle's work. Schmitz also had glass 
and metal sculptures that were reminiscent of 
ancient water basins. The contrast between 
the styles of Schmitz and Hoggle was appar- 
ent, but they found a way to combine their art 
to create a fluid show. PHOTOS: SKY JOHNSON 



'hristopher Russell explains his poster presentation to 
Robert Barone, associate professor of history. Russell's 
presentation was titled '"The 30 Year Long Dream': 
Icientihcally Justified German Racism." 


Chnstophe Berenotto conducts his oral presenta- 
tion for the History Day audience. His topic was 
"The Green Revolution: Its Socioeconomic and 
Environmental Legacy in Mexico and India" 

Prepared to discuss the facts of the Piper Lommunity, 
Kathy Ratcliffe poses with her poster 


Ashley Tedeton presents her study on the impact of 
World War II on women. 


at History Day 

listory Day, held in Anna Irvin Dining Hall on 
i/ednesday, Nov. 4, was an opportunity for 
istory majors to present their senior proj- 
cts. Faculty, students, friends and fannily 
lathered around educated history students 
3 learn more about their well developed 
leses. Ruth Truss, professor of history, 
iffered welcoming remarks, and Laura West 
i/as the featured speaker. West is a 2003 his- 
ory department alumna with a law degree 
'om the Cumberland School of Law at 
amford University. 
Topics of senior projects included specific 

periods in history historical events and influ- 
ential people or groups. After many weeks of 
preparation, the students had the option of 
giving either an oral or a poster presentation. 
Oral presentations were given by Dallas 
Hanbury, Alex Clark, Christophe Berenotto, 
Whitney Washington and Robert Smith. 
Students who opted for poster presenta- 
tions include Jayce Cosper, Keyla Finley, John 
Mines, DeKita Johnson, Brandy McGough, 
Brett Markham, Stephen Posey, Kathy 
Ratcliffe, Christopher Russell, Nicholas Smith, 
Ashley Tedeton and Jonathan Underwood. 

Completing a senior project and present- 
ing it at History Day is one of the degree 
reguirements for history students. Develop- 
ing presentations and visual aids tests the 
determination and knowledge of seniors 
before they graduate and enter the workforce, 
in addition to improving their communication 
skills. Additionally, History Day provides vis- 
ibility for the history department and allows 
other history students to see the type of work 
they will be doing in the near future. -CARRIE 


/ '^precedented ^^ 

Alpha Delta Pi hosted its second annual Rockin' 
for Ronald philanthropy event on Nov. 9 in the 
Underground in Farmer Hall. Several groups 
competed on the popular video game Rock 
Band® Each group included a vocalist, two gui- 
tarists and a drummer. The numerous pan:ici- 
pants and attendants paid an entry fee of $2 to 
benefit Alpha Delta Pi's philanthropy the Ronald 
McDonald House Charities in Birmingham. 

The seven teams participating were Alpha 
Gamma Delta (also known as Squirrel Jam), Delta 
Chi, Montevallo Organization of Gaming, Phi Mu, 
Alpha Tau Omega, Lambda Chi Alpha and Alpha 
Kappa Lambda. Each of these organizations had 
several members attending to give support. 

Each team was required to play two specific 
songs in order to gain the points needed to 
win — "Ramblin' Man" by The Allman Brothers 
and "American Woman" by The Who. MOG 


AKL earned high scores on the required 
songs and also received points when they 
both played "Wayward Son" by Kansas for a 
rematch. MOG won the rematch, putting them 
in first place. AKL followed in second place and 
LXA took third place. 

ADPi raised more than $350 for the Ronald 

/^^giying generosity 

On Nov. 11-12, SGA hosted its second blood 
drive of the semester. The drive was held 
in the Underground. Student volunteers 
helped check donors in and gave out juice 
and cookies to those who had given blood. 
Students, faculty and staff all showed up to 
donate to the drive. The blood was taken by 
Red Cross workers and will be distributed 

in the local area. Donors were able to use 
a new feature to schedule an appointment 
time online through the Red Cross website. 
Anyone wishing to give blood could fill out 
the questionnaire and select a time to come 
by. UM donated a total of 74 pints of blood 
to the Red Cross in the November dhve. 

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Student Life 

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erground opens 


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The grand opening of the Underground 
took place Thursday, Nov. 12, with refresh- 
ments, video games and music by the band 
Edsel West. The Underground is the fruition 
of more than one year of planning for the 
space that was once a bowling alley. When 
asked what her hopes were for the space 
and the event, Amanda Knight, University 
Program Council coordinator, responded, 
"We want this to be a fun place where stu- 
dents can come to play games and have 
something to do when there's nothing to do 
on the weekends." A similar sentiment was 
echoed by Candyce Osburn, student trustee, 
when she stated, "We are really glad we are 
finally opening the Underground. I feel like 

it will be a really peaceful place for students 
to escape." 

Edsel West entertained students with 
a variety of music on a stage in part of the 
Underground designated for meetings, par- 
ties and other events. One of the highlights 
of the event was when students joined the 
band on stage to sing the songs "Beat It" 
and "Purple Rain." In the main area of the 
Underground, students gathered around 
two large screened televisions equipped 
with Wiis and lounged on the new chairs 
and sofas. Overall, the event was a fitting 
kick-off for the new student facility. -SARA 

We want this to be a fun place where students can come to 
)lay gannes and have sonnething to do when there's nothing 
do on the weekends." -UPC Coordinator Amanda Knight 

t%recedented ^^ 

UM Theatre staged a collaborative work with 
the Magic City Actors Theatre (MCAT) with the 
play Parade, which ran from Nov. 6-15 at the 
Virginia Samford Theatre in Birmingham. 

Parade follows the true story of Leo Frank, 
a young Jewish man living in Marietta, Ga. in 
the early 1900s, who is convicted of murdering 
the 13-year-old Mary Phagan who worked in 
his pencil factory Maintaining his innocence, 
Frank makes several appeals, and the governor 
changes his death sentence to life in prison. 
Riled by the turn of events and the possibility 
that Frank will soon win his appeal, a group of 
townsmen breaks into the prison, kidnaps and 
lynches Frank. 

Parade is a voyage into the dark side 
of human nature. It is "an examination / ■' 
of the dangers and prejudice and the 
fear of people who are different than 
we are," MCAT artistic director and UM 
alumnus Carl Dean said. j 

Parade: a rollahoratveeffort 

The oartnership between UM and MCAT Callaghan began brainstorming a larger and 

was made possible by Dean and director David 
Callaghan, associate professor of theatre and 
chair of the Department of Communication 
Arts. Dean earned his Bachelor of Arts in 
theatre in 1996. After working together on 
UM's production of Company, Dean and 



more involved collaboration. Parade allowed 

company and interact with alumni from the 
UM theatre program. -CARRIE MATTHEWS. 


While in prison, Leo Frank studies law books in 
order to make an appeal. During a visit from 
Ills wife, Lucille, tlie two stiare a brief moment 
before Lucille must leave Leo with only the hope 
that their appeal might bring him back home. 

The Arts 

Left: Leo hands Mary Phagan her paycheck before she 
leaves to go to the Fourth of July parade. He was the 
last person to see her before her death. 

Young Confederate Soldier/Fiddlin' John Trent Loggins 
Old Confederate Soldier/Judge Roan Jeremiah Dawson 

Lucille has learned that the lawyer for the prosecu- 
tion coached other factory girls to lie in Leo's trial and 
she makes them tell Governor John Slaton the truth. 

Townsmen abduct Leo from prison and take him 
to be hanged. Leo begs for his life and attempts to 
explain his innocence As a final request, he asks that 
they give his wedding ring to his wife. 


Hannah Wilkerson 


Gina Gioiello 

Lucille Frank 

Kristen Bowden Sharp 

Leo Frank 

Chris Samms 

Hugh Dorsey 

Michael Stephens 

Governor John Slaton 

Lonnie Parsons 

Sally Slaton 

Katie Svela-Crews 

Frankie Epps 

Grant Bowen 

Mary Phagan 

Emma Harper 

lola Stover 

Tabby Stott 

Jim Conley 

Cameron White 

Detective J.N, Starnes 

Tim Nix 

Officer Ivey 

Riley McEuen 

Nev\'t Lee 

Rickey Pov\/ell 

Prison Guard 

Joseph Billy 

Mrs, Phagan 

Amy E.Johnson 

Lizzie Phagan 

Katie Dale 

Floyd MacDaniel/Mr, Peavy 

Wayne-John Rousse 

Britt Craig 

Stephen French 

Tom Watson 

G, D.Johnson 


Ashley Guin 


Steven Williams 

Luther Rosser 

Nick Crawford 

Judge's Assistant 

Jenny Wiggins 


Stephanie Smith 


Lindsey Bristol 


Stephen Billy 

Tony McKeel 

Stacy Scott 

Tyree Walker 



David Callaghan 


Carl Dean 

Scenic Designer 

Kel Laeger 

Lighting Design 

James Bennett 

Costume Design 

Emily Gill 

Sound Consultant 

Phillip Lindsay 

Music Director 

Michael King 

Production Stage Manager 

Leah Faulkner 

^motions />t/^\\eDced 

Arthur Waldrip, a ceramics major, teamed up 
with Ashley Fritz, a photography major, to put 
together their BFA gallery show. Waldrip used 
his personal story as the son of deaf parents 
as the inspiration for his art. Using the human 
hand as a model for many of the pieces, he 
found a way to take a single hand gesture 
and form it into several emotions, reminiscent 
of American Sign Language. Fritz drew inspi- 
ration from the past. Photographing weath- 
ered barns and other structures, she pieced 
together sections of the images to create one 
large image that revealed the aging buildings 
and referenced Brithish artist David Hockney. 
Together, they displayed a variety of engag- 



Right: Trombonist Donald Bowyer, ofUAI-i, performs 
on original composition for bass trombone and 
string orchestra. The piano reduction was played by 
Kathryn Fouse. 

Below: Gene Fambrough, playing the marimba, is an 
assistant professor of percussion at UAB. He performed 
a piece by the president of the Birmingham Art Music 
Alliance, William Price. 

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The Birmingham Art Music Alliance held a spe- 
cial concert on Nov. 16 in LeBaron Recital Hall, 
The concert featured a range of ensembles 
and included wind, string, brass and percus- 
sion instrumentation. The first to play was the 
Ebenezer Saxophone Quartet, composed of 
undergraduate students who played a piece 
written for the quartet by Joseph Landers, 
associate professor of music. 

A second piece composed by a UM faculty 
member. Professor Emeritus Edwin Robertson, 
was a duet for clarinet and piano performed by 
Professor of ivlusic Lori Ardovino and Adjunct 

Instructor of Music Laurie Middaugh. Then 
Michael Coleman, a guest artist, performed his 
original piece, "Prelude and Ragg." According to 
his biography Coleman has worked in several 
countries, including Russia, France, Kazakhstan 
and Uzbekistan. 

"Day at the Beach," composed by Professor 
of Music and Department Chair Alan 
Goldspiel, was performed by Goldspiel him- 
self, along with Ardovino. Percussionist Gene 
Fambrough then played "Adieux" from the 
Sans Titre VI. He is currently assistant profes- 
sor of percussion at UAB, where he directs the 

percussion ensemble. 

A trombone concerto was played by the 
duet Don Bowyer, chair of the music depart- 
ment at the UAH, and Kathryn Fouse, faculty 
and coordinator of piano pedagogy and class 
piano at Samford University. 

The final piece, "Trio for Clarinet, Cello and 
Piano," composed by Ardovino, was performed 
by Ardovino, Middaugh and Patricia Pilon. Pilon 
is a freelance cellist who performs extensively 
in the Birmingham area and acts as a founding 
member of Suzuki Talent Education. -CARRIE 




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Each year, Michael Patton's philosophy class 
hosts a sustainability banquet, serving all 
organic or locally grown food. To make the 
sustainable meal more accessible to students, 
this year's event was re-slated as a to-go 
lunch, offered for $5 a plate Nov 17-19 in the 
lobby of Main Hall. 

Lunches were served in compostable 
boxes. Diners were given a choice of soup 
from selections such as chicken and vegeta- 
ble, vegan squash and broccoli and cheddar. 
Each lunch also included a salad with home- 
made vinaigrette dressing and wheat bread. 
Philosophy student Melissa Hollon, who par- 
ticipated in the event, said the purpose of 
the sustainability lunch was "to let people 
know that you can have locally grown and 
organic food and still have It be really good 
and affordable." PHOTOS; CARRIE MATTHEWS 


:of Alpha- Gamma Delta strike a pose t 
exhibition performance at their phllar 

vpy event, Lip Jam. 


On Nov^ 18, Alpha Gamma Delta sorority held 
its annual philanthropy event, Lip Jam. Lip 
Jam is an event in which Greek organizations 
on campus showcase their talent by dancing 
and lip-syncing. The winning fraternity and 
sorority each received $100 dollars for their 
respective philanthropies. 

This year's top performances portrayed 
gangster love and the rivalry between boy 
bands N'sync and the Backstreet Boys. Phi 
Mu, the winning sorority, supported the 
Children's Miracle Network. Lambda Chi 
Alpha, the winning fraternity support the 
North American Food Drive and United 
Cerebral Palsy. Runners up in the contest were 
Chi Omega sorority and Alpha Tau Omega 

Above: Chi Omega sisters execute Impressive stunts in 
their llp-syncing performance. 

Right: Marlbel Lagunas, of Delta Gamma, puts emo- 
tion behind her solo. 

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Left: Lambda Chi Alpha brothers steal the show with 
their spoof of various boy bands. 

Below: Alpha Kappa Lambda member Joshua Skelton 
impersonates a rock star in his fraternity's performance 

l^ocklng the stars 

The grand opening of the James Wylie 
Shepherd Observatory was held Saturday, 
Nov. 21. The "First Light" ceremony was held 
at 4 p.m. in front of the dome that houses 
the telescope. A group of UM student musi- 
cians performed an original composition 

by Joseph Landers, associate professor of 
music, titled "How Sweet the Moonlight." The 
piece was composed in dedication to the 
JWS Observatory The choral ensemble was 
directed by Gary Packwood, associate profes- 
sor of music, and was accompanied by brass 
and percussion. Along with scout troops and 
townspeople, several major donors attended 
the ceremony. James Shepherd and his son 
attended, as well as a representative from 
the Lakeshore Foundation. The Observatory 
is partnering with the Lakeshore Foundation 
on disability and accessibility issues. After the 
ceremony, refreshments were provided by 
local business Eclipse Coffee & Books. Several 
people stayed for an informal bonfire after 

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iyersal gathering i 

On Monday, Nov 23, Forbes House, the 
Presbyterian student center, hosted a traditional 
Thanksgiving dinner for UM's international 
students. The dinner was sponsored by several 
organizations from both the University and the 
community including the International House, 
University Baptist Church and Montevallo 
Presbyterian Church. The international student 
Thanksgiving dinner has been hosted for more 
than six years. PHOTOS: CARRIE MATTHEWS 

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Living on campus makes many students miss 
the home-cooked meals they grew up with, 
but a few times a year the cafeteria pres- 
ents a special meal that reminds students of 
home. One such time occurs the week before 

Instead of the usual food stations, two long, 
buffet-style tables laden with cuisine wel- 
comed students, faculty and staff into Anna 
Irvin Dining Hall for the holiday meal. Included 
on the menu were such Thanksgiving sta- 
ples as turkey, dressing, green beans, corn 

casserole, cranberry sauce, corn bread and 
the alternative meat choice of roast beef The 
dessert tables also featured holiday favorites, 
such as pumpkin and pecan pies, but broke 
away from traditional fare associated with the 
Pilgrims' celebration by offering cheesecake! 
as well. 

Diners left the cafeteria that afternoon 
feeling full and filled with anticipation for their 
families' own home-cooked Thanksgiving 
celebrations the next week. 

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jp; Trumpeter Skylar King adds to the power of the music during "How Sweet the Moonlight." 

Vddie: Directed by student Maria Honvy, the women of the University Chorus perform "Awal^e My Heart to Sing." 

ottom: The UM Chamber Singers clap to the beat of"Ritmo." 

er Singers 

On Monday, Nov, 23, the University Chorus 
and UM Chamber Singers came together to 
present a concert in LeBaron Recital Hall. 

The 45-member University Chorus began 
with "OyEs Dia De Placer" a Mayan song about 
celebrating life whose title translates into 
"today is a day to rejoice and sing." Following 
the chant quality of the opening piece was 
the slow, resonant "Alma Redemptoris Mater," 
directed by Trey West, a vocal performance 
major. The more contemporary "Awake My 
Heart to Sing," directed by Maria Hanvy, fea- 
tured only the women singers of University 
Chorus. The men once again joined the 
women, as well as soprano saxophon- 
ist Dakota Bromley, in "Come You Who Are 
Filled," a song about sharing love with those 
who have none. Then it was the women who 
took a break while the men softly sang the 
African spiritual, "We Shall Walk Through the 
Valley in Peace." The full chorus performed 
Douglas E. Wagner's arrangement of the tra- 
ditional "Soncfus," from the Eucharistic Prayer. 
The University Chorus ended its portion of 
the concert with Rollo Dilworth's arrange- 
ment of the traditional spiritual, "Little David, 
Play on Your Harp." 

The second half of the concert began with 
the Chamber Singers' powerful rendition of 
"My Spirit Sang All Day," a Robert Bridges poem 
set to music by Gerald Finzi. Their second 
piece was "How Sweet the Moonlight," from 
Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice, arranged 
by Joseph Landers. Accompanying the choir 
for this performance were Skylar King, Kevin 
Kierspe and Vincent Schneider, on trum- 
pet, and Jordan Miller, on chimes. Following 
this theatrical piece was a softly moving 
performance of "Sanctus," arranged by Jan 
Sandstrom. Next was the prayer "0 Nata Lux," 
a piece about the birth of Christ that trans- 
lates to "o one born of light." In juxtaposi- 
tion to that prayerful, humble piece was the 
Chamber Singers' final piece, the energetic 
"Ritmo," which again featured King on trum- 
pet, and Yamuna Meleth, on gong, ending the 
night with vigorous clapping and movement. 


The Board of Trustees met in the Montevallo 
Room of the Anna Irvin Dining Hall at 1:45 
p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6. The Merrill Room, 
where board meetings usually take place, was 
being renovated. 

SGA President Terry Hughston announced 
the grand opening of the Underground in 
addition to some of SGA's other projects, such 
as blood drives, monthly town hall meet- 
ings and work with the Higher Education 
Partnership. He expressed to the board SGA's 
desire to bridge the gap between students 
and the Montevallo community. 

Campus maintenance was discussed, 
including work in Peterson and Ramsay Halls 
and a sidewalk project to extend from the 
new residence hall to Middle Street. 

Board chairman George Walker acknowl- 
edged budget issues that were increasing the 
burden on everyone before segueing into a 
discussion on mediation between the board 
and President Philip Williams. Jim Fisher, an 
unbiased third-party, was selected as a medi- 
ator, and after reviewing all of the informa- 
tion, he began working with the board on 
Thursday, Nov. 5, in what Walker described as 
an "ongoing and progressing" process. "We 
remain faithful that the mediation process is 
going to work," Walker said. 

The discussion was tabled and the meet- 
ing was recessed, scheduled to reconvene 
on Wednesday, Nov. 25, the first day of the 
University's Thanksgiving holiday. 

On the morning of Nov 25, the Board 
gathered in the Stewart Student Retreat for a 
less than ten-minute meering, during which 
Walker announced that through continued 
mediation a separation agreement had been 
reached between Williams and the board. 
The Board ratified the separation agreement, 
which said that Williams would leave office 
July 31, unless he chose to leave sooner. They 
also approved the appointment of a search 
committee, to include five board members, 
one Alumni Board member, two Foundation 
Board members and one member of the 
Faculty Senate. One student and one dean 
were later added to the committee. -SUSAN 

Left: The three sister sojourners encounter a leather- 
clad rhyming bridge guardian. Alexandra is impressed 
by the trail's rapping sl<ills. 

Below: Fanny, fAary and Alexandra have tea with a 
cannibal who has assumed the identity of a pilot by 
eating him. Fanny tells her companions that there 
are two types of people: those you have tea with and 
those you have dinner with. Cannibals, she claims, are 
the former 

Bottom: The women toast with spoonfuls of their 
newfound favorite food, Cool Whip. Objects from the 
future mysteriously appear in their suitcases and on 
the jungle path. 

Opposite page: Mary Fanny and Alexandra prepare 
to "whack the bush" as they trek through the jungle 
of terra incognita. 

• the Verge, a modernist play by Eric Overmyer, 
IS produced by the UM division of theatre 
the senior Bachelor of Fine Arts project for 
irie Pope and Leslie Baird Hinson. The per- 
mances ran Nov, 20-24 and Dec. 2-5 in the 
ichester Box Theatre. 

The play stars three women — Mary, 
;xandra and Fanny — who begin their 
jrney in the last unexplored wilderness, 
ra incognita, in the year 1888. Their journey 
;es them not only through a thick jungle 
d across an icy precipice, but also through 
ne itself Along the way, the characters 
=et strange new friends and experience the 
:ure through osmosis. 

trekking through time 

of leisurely travel, they guickly realize that they 
are leaving their old life behind. Each new dis- 
covery presents new mysteries, and each step 
takes them further into the future. 

On the Verge is not just a play about three 
women trekking through the jungle in skirts, 
but about the journey of life itself Once they 
discover their movement through time, they 
begin to anticipate what the future will hold. 
Leaving the life they had known, they go in 
search of fulfillment and happiness. On the 
Verge holds an important lesson in-between 
the lines — when life gives you lemons, put on 
your hiking frock and explore terra incognita. 

n the Verge is not just a play about three wonnen trekking 
irough the jungle in skirts, but about the journey of life itself 

Leslie Baird Hinson 

Marie Pope 

Jessica Cleckler 

Logan Reid 


Tammy Killian 

Assistant Director 

Karow Wilson 


Zach demons 

Lighting Design 

Kel Laeger 

Assistant Liglnting Design 

Stephen Frausto 

Scenic Design 

Stephen Frausto 

Costume Design 

Emily Gil 

Sound Design 

Brian McLendon 

Poster Design 

Amy Swindle 

Properties Design 

Stephen Frausto 

vlusical Director 

Laurie Middaugh 

Mal<e-Up Design 

Mia Shirley 

Teclnnical Director 

Stephen Frausto 

Costume SInop Manager 

Emily Gil 

Stage Manager 

Naomi Armand 

Assistant Stage Manager 

Mia Shirley 

Liglit Board Operator 

Stephen Frausto 

Sound Board Operator 

Karow Wilson 

l-louse Managers 

Karen Black 

Destiny Flayden 

Box Office Manaqei 

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K\ irm^^^pd <;rholars 

Elite Night 

Elite Night, sponsored by Student Life, was 
held Monday, Nov. 30, in LeBaron Recital 
Hall. On this night. College Night Leaders, 
5GA Cabinet, Montevallo Masters and Mr. 
and Ms. Montevallo finalists were intro- 
duced. Student's named Who's Who Among 
American Universities and Colleges were 
also recognized. The main event, however, 
was the presentation of Senior Elite, the top 
senior student in each major. The follow- 
ing students were named Senior Elite at this 
year's Elite Night: 




Music Performance 

Communication Studies 

Mass Communication 


Alexander Schmidt 

Krystle Smyly 

Nathaniel Landmon 

Melynda Sides 

Landi McAdams 


Information Systems 

Kelly Langele 

Jessica Jackson 

Madison DiSalvo 

Bobby Sheffield 
Stephanie Jolley 

Early Childhood Education Mallorie Farrell 
Elementary Education Kala Locke 

Darlene Skinner 
Laura Alford 
Amanda Holway 
Adam Brit 


Child and Family Studies 
Family and Consumer 
Sciences Education 
Interior Design 

Jennifer Cassell 
Terri Wright 

Foreign Language 


Social Science 
Social Work 
Political Science 
Speech Pathology 
Education of the Deaf 
and Hard of Hearing 
Health Professions 


Corey Gros 

Steven Franks 

Rachel Daniel 

Paul Stewart 

Leslie Hinson 

Christina Linden 

Victoria Frazier 

Kouri Allen 

Crystal Brantley 

Tara Bradley 

Jordan Jones 

Terry Hughston 

Emily Hardiman 

Robyn Hyche 
Jonathon Haley 

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The Arts 

Rachel Robbins and Stephanie Liles created a 
unique union of art for their BFA show, which 
ran Nov. 30-Dec. 3. Robbins produced large 
format woodcuts that reflected the female 
figure, whereas Liles explored the inner-work- 
ings of dialogue. Robbins' use of the wood- 
block in large scale proved for a very captur- 
ing body of work. Liles used screen-printing 
techniques to show the viewer the thoughts 
that people think but never say. Overall, the 
combination of the vulnerable figures that 
Robbins created and the raw emotions which 
Liles explored made for a vibrant exhibition of 
student work. PHOTOS; SKY JOHNSON. 

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estrained expressio 

Orchesis is a group of dancers from a one-hour 
credit kinesiology course offered each semes- 
ter. These students are joined by the begin- 
ning ballet, beginning modern and inter- 
mediate modern dance classes for a public 
performance at the end of each semester. 

The fall show, on Dec. 9 in Palmer Hall, 
began with an impassioned routine called 
"Stand Up," performed by several female 
members of Orchesis clad in brightly col- 
ored skirts to a selection of music from the 
Flowbots. Beginning modern dance students 
took the stage next, with women dressed 
in orange and brown skirts and men in red 
capes, as they danced their homage to the 
end of fall with a performance titled "Winter" 
featuring music from Harry Gregson-Williams. 
A couple from Orchesis then danced together 
to the slow "Wintersong." 

In a break from the more serious pieces pre- 
ceding it, the fun "Jazzy Holiday," performed 

by the beginning ballet class with music from 
Kenny G., featured students donning Santa 
hats as they pirouetted across the stage, smil- 
ing all the way Members of Orchesis came 
back on stage to perform the starkly different 
"Breaking Free," by Chrisette Michele, more 
modern than any performance before it. 

Going back to more classical ballet 
moves, the wintry colors and graceful 
movements of the intermediate ballet 
class complemented their interpretation 
of Vaughn Williams' elegant "Greensleeves" 
into dance exceptionally well. The mem 
bers of Orchesis told Arthur Rubenstein's 
"The Story of An Hour" with heavy mood 
lighting and, in difference to the rest of the 
performances, a narrator. The last perfor- 
mance of the night used music from Beyonce 
and modern clothing to send a message of 
"Sweet Dreams" home with the audience. 



/y/yrradiTinnal tunes 

The sound ofhorns filled LeBaron Recital Hall 
on Tuesday, Dec. 8, as the UM Brass Quintet 
took the stage. The quintet was comprised 
of Chad Bates and Lindsey Folsom on trum- 
pet, Krystle Smyly Gallegos on french horn, 
Micah Simpson on trombone and Jake Finn 
on tuba. The director of the ensemble was 
Joe Ardovino, associate professor of music. 
The program began with a four-move- 
ment work entitled "Quintet No. 3," by Victor 
Ewald. There was a quick pause between 
movements for the players to catch their 
breath and rest their lips. The Allegro mod- 
erato, Intermezzo, Andante and Vivo move- 
ments made up the whole first part of the 
concert. After a brief intermission, the quintet 
came back out and shifted from the classi- 
cal mood with a short piece to the tune of 
a childhood song. Robert Nagel's "This Qld 
Man" had the audience silently singing along. 

The rhythm changed again as Bates 
counted off the next piece. "Ain't 
Misbehavin'," written by Fats Waller and 
arranged by Lee Norris, is a jazz work with 
a toe-tapping beat. Folsom played with the 
pitch of her trumpet by using her hands, 
producing a fascinating sound. The con- 
stant bass of the tuba contrasted with the 
melodic blare of the trumpets, filling the hal 
with swing and syncopation. 

The final piece of the evening brought in 
the holiday spirit. "Most of the Twelve Days 
of Christmas," arranged by Harrison Roper, 
put a twist on the holiday classic, making it 
intricate and engaging. The rhythms of the 
arrangement were slightly different from 
the original, making it an attention-grab- 
bing take on the piece to end the program. 


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'stable lifest 

Top: Stood up by a friend, Darlene decides to stay at 
tine diner, winere sine becomes acquainted with Joe^ 

Bottom: Judy, Bonnie and Tig cliange tlie tone oftlie 
piay by bursting into song. 

Riglit: Tig soiicits and tiien threatens Fanny, a 
transvestite prostitute, in a New Yori< City diner. 

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e spiritual "There is a Balm in Gilead" comes 
m the Old Testament of the Bible in Jeremiah 
2, "Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no phy- 
an there? Why then is there no healing for the 
)unds of my people?" It is curious that Lanford 
Ison named his musical after this spiritual or 
)le verse, as spirituality and God seemed to be 
? farthest things from the minds of any of the 
aracters in the play, being replaced by searches 
a good high or a stable lover. However, one of 
? most important things in the minds of the 
aracters was the search for something to use 
a balm to heal the physical, emotional and 
?ntal wounds they each carried. 
Joe, a small-time drug dealer, met 
riene, a new arrival to town, in a some- 
lat seedy, crowded diner in Manhattan's 
?5t Village, as they tried to have a little 

pleasant conversation in the whirlwind of life 
in the early 1980s. The two began a relation- 
ship over the course of a few days, while at 
the same time each was on the cusp of a big 
life decision. Joe wondered if the possibility 
of making a little dough was worth the risks 
and debt involved in repaying drug boss 
Chuckles, and Darlene wondered if selling 
her body was the only way to make a living. 

The two were joined by Anne, who taught 
Darlene a few things about the politics and 
workings of "taking men up" in the West 
Village. Martin, who just wanted some "bam- 
bino" from Joe or another dealer, Xavier, also 
frequented the diner Dopey stopped the 
action a few times during the play to address 
the audience or comment on a scene. 

Other show-stopping moments were the 

times when cast members serenaded the audi- 
ence with rock songs, including "Blister in the 
Sun," "Love Stinks," and "Somebody to Love." 
The interesting convention to these songs is 
that the actors not only sang them, but pro- 
duced the drum beats and guitar riffs with their 
voices as well — an allusion to the happiness or 
peace they searched for throughout the play 
and ultimately had to make for themselves. 



Brandon Christian 


Aaron Moore 


Sierra Riggs 


Sabrina Wilson 


Brittany Bivins 


Logan Reid 


Karen Marie Black 


Jeremiah Dawson 


Katie Dale 


Tim Nix 


Tony McKeel 


Trenton Loggins 


Jessica Carpenter 


Zach demons 


Naomi Armand 



Marcus Lane 

Stage Manager 

James Kitchens 

Lighting Teclinicians 

Peter Isaacson 

Frank Deming 

Costume Coordinator 

Sara Larson 


Brittany Rager 

Far left: Cocaine addict Martin becomes frustrated 
witli Ills drug dealer, Joe. 

Left: Waiting for clients, Bonnie retouches her lip 
gloss. The diner had a reputation for attracting less- 
than-reputable characters. 

Below left: When the boss is not around, Kay chas- 
tises irritating customers 


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The Student Art Association's Juried Show 
was the first exhibition in the newly reno- 
vated Peterson Hall. Five $50 prizes were 
awarded for categories of painting, photog- 
raphy, printmaking and ceramics, and $100 
went to the people's choice winner. Contest 
judge Doug Barrett, assistant professor of 
graphic design at UAB, had a plethora of art 
to choose from, but managed to select the 
five winners, which included Daisy DeMarsh, 
for ceramics. Sky Johnson, for photography. 
Brandy Bajalia and Mark Basco, for painting, 
and Devin Lily for printmaking. The people's 
choice winner was Jason Jeffcoat, for a pen 
and ink drawing. PHOTO: SKY JOHNSON 

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Glass blowing, the newest medium in the art 
department, is a course that fills up fast due both 
to its limited capacity and its hands-on nature. 

The glass blowing process begins with a 
blowpipe and molten glass. Students stand 
inches from a 2200-degree furnace, under the 
careful eye of Clifton Pearson, professor of art. 
They shape and mold the glass by keeping it 
in constant motion with wet newspaper while 
another student blows air into the malleable 
glass via the blowpipe. After adding color 
and going through several rigorous steps to 
detach the piece from the blowpipe, the glass 
is put in a special area called the annealer to 
cool for two to four days. 

Because of the expense to heat the fur- 
nace, the class is only offered in the fall semes- 
ter, and limited space allows only eight stu- 
dents to take this special class each year. -SKY 




LeBaron Recital Hall filled with people on 
Thursday, Dec, 10, for Jordan Hampton's 
senior recital. Under the instruction of 
Roderick George, associate professor of music, 
Hampton was accompanied on piano by Jane 
Gibbs, adjunct instructor of music. Her Phi Mu 
sorority sisters, along with family and friends, 
came to show support. Hampton's program 
was split into six parts with 11 pieces total. 
Between parts, she stepped off stage to catch 
her breath and refresh her voice. 

The first part of the recital was composed 
of three pieces. She started with two pieces 
by Henry Purcell — "Come all ye songsters" 
from The Fairy Queen and "Sweeter than 
Roses" from Pausanlas. The last song in the 
first segment was "Oh! had I Jubal's lyre" from 
George Frideric Handel's 7os/iua. 

Hampton's second segment consisted of 
three songs by Charles Debussy In "It weeps 
in my heart," she acted out the pain and tears 
of the lyrics. She then changed emotions with 
"Green," a happier love song and an equally 
upbeat "Horses of Wood." 

She then sang two works by Richard Strauss, 
"The Night," which had a nocturnal sound, and 
"Cecily," with lyrics about pining love. 

"Ah, come, do not delay" a teasing love 
song from Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro was 
the fourth part of the recital. 

The fifth part was a three-movement 
piece entitled "On Consciousness Streams," by 
Jacqueline B. Hairston. 

Complete with props, the final piece, "Glitter 
and Be Gay" from Leonard Bernstein's Candide, 
entertained the audience with reflections on 
the life of a royal woman forced into prostitu- 
tion. Hampton used facial expressions, jewelry 
and vocal inflection to portray the pain and 
humor of this piece. 

Upon finishing the last piece, Hampton 
immediately received a standing ovation. 
She came back onstage three times during 
the roaring applause. Following the recital, 
a reception was held in the Fraser Seminar 
Room for the attendees to enjoy refresh- 
ments and congratulate Hampton on her per- 

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/^^^onventional design 

Kat Wood and Jonathan Suttler ended the 
series of fall shows with a marvelous array of 
abstract watercolor and symbolic paintings 
of Catholic saints. Suttler showed his ability 
to layer colors in such a way that the abstract 
colors began to feel like something floral. 
Wood gave 111 paintings of Catholic Saints 
with a twist by connecting each saint with 
an element on the periodic table. She then 
set up the paintings in the order of the peri- 
odic table, bringing the series to life. Suttler 
and Wood engaged the audience, giving 
each person a cause to stop and think about 
how two very different techniques could be 
brought together to become a force of art. 

rhe Arts 

Billy Clow introduces the University Chorus to kick 
off the "Montevallo Choral Christmas" coi' 



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for the spa<^on 

The Montevallo Choral Christmas was held 
on Monday, Dec. 12, and showcased the four 
campus choirs as they performed a collection 
of Christmas pieces. Billy Clow opened the 
event by introducing the University Chorus. 
Led by Gary Packwood, associate professor of 
music, the largest all-student choir sang three 
merry melodies, including "Antiphonal Gloria 
Alleluia," by Vivaldi, which highlighted soloists 
Maria Hanvy, Yamuna Meleth, Zachary Upton 
and Zachary Banks. 

The Montevallo Chorale, a choir of students, 
faculty and community members, performed 
several uplifting tunes. Trumpeters Skylar King, 
Kevin Kierspe and Vincent Schneider were 
brought in for "Jazz Gloria," while Katy Vest sang 
a solo on "Sister Mary Had-a But One Child." 

The Chamber Singers, an auditioned group 

of fewer than 20 students, was next. Maria 
Hanvy's solo in "Where Are You, Christmas?" 
took a more somber turn, and the solo by 
Roderick George, associate professor of music, 
in "Glory, Glory, Glory to the Newborn King" 
kept that same reverent feel. 

Melanie Williams, associate professor of 
music, and Charles Wood, assistant professor 
of music, along with Packwood, joined the 
Concert Choir. The professors sang with the 
students on six pieces, including "Ave Maria" 
and "0 Holy Night." 

To finish the concert, members of all four 
choirs came together for a moving per- 
formance of "The Hallelujah Chorus" from 
Handel's Messiah. -RACHEL CRISSON. PHOTOS: 

Above left: Maria Hanvy sings a solo during the Chamber 
Singers' performance of "Where are you, Christmas?" 

Left: Meianie Williams and Charles Wood harmonize 
with the Concert Choir for the traditional carol "O 
Holy Night." 

Above: Gary Packwood conducts the University 
Chorus in a spirited rendition of "Little David, Play 
Your Harp." 

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Professors, families and friends of UM Seniors gather 
in Palmer Auditorium to see the students graduate. 


/fending possibilities 

Ly Fall ronnnnenrennent 

Fall commencement took place Friday, Dec. 
18. Graduates and their guests were wel- 
comed with a reception in Anna Irvin Dining 
Hall, sponsored by the UMNAA, prior to the 5 
p.m. ceremony in Palmer Auditorium. 

Ruth Truss, professor of history, gave the 
commencement address. Truss is the recipi- 
ent of UM's Outstanding Commitment to 

Teaching Award. She also earned her bach- 
elor of science degree from UM. 

It is a tradition of the University to rec- 
ognize the top students from each college 
with awards of superior academic achieve- 
ment. Rachel R. Daniel, of Boaz, and Cory 
Gros, of Victoria, British Columbia, were rec- 
ognized by the College of Arts and Sciences. 

Jessica Renee Jackson, of Chelsea, was rec- 
ognized by the Michael E. Stephens College 
of Business. Malorie C. Miller, of Alabaster, 
and Mariana M. Rogers, of Columbiana, were 
recognized by the College of Education and 
Leslie Baird Hinson, of Madison, was recog- 
nized by the College of Fine Arts. PHOTOS: 




Left: David Henderson accepts his diploma, shal<ing 
Terry Roberson's hand^ 

Below: UMNAA President Karen Kelly poses for a photo 
with Acting University President Jerry Roberson and 
keynote speaker Ruth Truss, professor of history 


On the eve of the first day of exams, students 
are given the rare opportunity to blow off 
some nervous energy at one of the UPC's 
most successful programs, the Late Night 
Breakfast. The event, in Anna Irvin Dining Hall 
usually draws in approximately two hundred 
students wanting a few hours' break from 
their steady flow of study sessions. 

Offering the cafeteria's usual hot break- 
fast menu as well as vegetables, pulled 
pork sandwiches and hot wings, many a 

midnight-snack urge was quelled early at 
this event. Live music, including a local DJ, 
was a major part of the event, and a large 
portion of the main room was turned into 
a dance floor for students. The Montevallo 
Room offered a more relaxing environment, 
with an oxygen bar, free massages and bal- 
loon animals. Unfortunately for many stu- 
dents, the event ended at midnight, send- 
ing everyone back to their studies. PHOTOS: 

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As the holiday season was beginning, the 
campus was blindsided with the tragic death 
of a student. Freshman Amy "Amie" Katherine 
Elliott, an elementary education major 
from Madison, was killed in a car accident 
Nov. 23 on Highway 119 in Montevallo near 
Cobblestone Apartments. 

Elliott and four of her UM friends were on 
the way to a Thanksgiving dinner in Alabaster 
when an oncoming car swerved into their 
lane, colliding with their vehicle. The other stu- 
dents involved, including sophomore Logan 
Arrowood, freshmen Joseph and Stephen Billy 
and sophomore Eonna Chambers, sustained 

injuries but have recovered. 

UM students, faculty and staff gathered 
in the McChesney Student Activity Center 
on Nov. 30 in remembrance of this young 
woman who touched many lives. Elliott's par- 
ents, Allan and Kathy, and her sister, Amanda, 
joined the UM community for the ceremony. 

The UM Chamber Choir, directed by Gary 
Packwood, associate professor of music, 
opened with a musical arrangement. When 
the music subsided, Terry Roberson, acting 
president, welcomed the family, friends, class- 
mates and teachers of Elliott and shared some 
opening thoughts. 

Kimberly Barrett, vice president for stu- 
dent affairs, invited those in attendance to 
share memories of their time with Elliott and 
the effect she had on their lives. The whole 
room was moved by the impact Elliott made 
in so many people's lives in the short time 
she spent on campus. Friends, classmates and 
her Purple Side family came to the podium 
to share good memories of Elliott. The Rev. 
Bill Brown, of the First United Methodist' 
Church in Montevallo, offered a prayer for 
those grieving. Everyone who spoke shared 
one common sentiment: She will be greatly 
missed. -LAURA BATT 

Amie IS my sister in spirit and lieart S/ie is an angel 
who touclied so many lives in such a special way. Her 
light will carry on now and forever I love you Amie, 

I only knew Amie for a short time, but I am so glad 
to have known her. She was one of the strongest 
people that I've ever known, and her sense of love 
and dedication is something to be greatly missed. 
Amie was a fierce girl, and I'm so proud knowing 
that she had such a positive impact on my life. 

I remember the first time I met her Stephen Billy inviteo' 
me to come watch Glee with them so I come over tc 
their dorm room and out of nowhere Amie comes uf. 
and says, "You're Naomi right? I love your videos on 
YouTube! They're hilarious!" And that meant so mud 
to me. So we became friends ever since and I remem- 
ber it was like an adventure every time we hung ou' 
together. -NAOMI ARMAND 

Amie was probably the most remarkable person I've 
ever known. When you come to school, you meet 
new acguaintances and becoming close to people 
right away can be difficult. However, my twin brother 
Joseph, Amie, and I immediately became insepa- 
rable. My favorite feature about Amie was her genu- 
ine nature and loyalty because Amie Elliott would 
have done anything for me and I knew it. My favorite 
memories are our late night Taco Bell runs with the 
top down in our convertible, our weekly trips to Ihop 
for pancakes, our pumpkin carving at the Montevallo 
lakes, or our random lake days where we began com- 
posing the "Billy Elliott" files about our friendship every 

few weeks. Our favorite song to listen to together was 
"You and Me" by the Dave Matthews band, and the 
lyrics are so true now. "Oh, and when the kids are old 
enough, we're gonna teach them to fly." Amie's teach- 
ing them to fly now and smiling bright as ever A piece 
of my heart will always be missing, and I love her more 
than anyone will ever ever know. I love you my Pooty! 
"Did you ever hear her laugh? When she laughed, you 
swore you'd never cry again." These lyrics from a song 
describe Amie Elliott perfectly and were so true in her 
daily life. I miss you more every day and will see you 
again one day Amie. Miss you more than ever. 

Amie Katherine Elliott 

January 7, 1991-November 23, 2009 

ove: Although she spent only one semester on the UM campus, AmIe Elliott touched the hearts and lives 
everyone she met. Above right: AmIe Is pictured with her parents, Allan and Kathy Elliott, and her sister, 
landa Elliott, on a family trip to Boston. Right: Amie enjoys time with friends In her residence hall, Tutwiler. 

e following is a scliolarship essay Amie 
nned before she arrived at UM: 

When I was six, I constructed my first life map. 
cording to the map, I would buy a dog at age 
•ven, drive a hot pink Barbie car, and graduate 
]h school with honors. Well, I never got the 
■g and I drive my mom's old '89 Camry. But 
w, many life maps later, on May 27, I will be 
ited with the top ten percent of my class, wait- 
] to receive my Honors Diploma. 

Through all the rough drafts of plans I have 
njured for myself, one thing remains steady in 
em all — attending college. While there was 
I doubt about receiving a college education, 
ere was uncertainty about which college this 
'ucation would come from. Would it be Auburn 
liversity or Birmingham Southern? UAH or 
imont? University of Alabama or Jacksonville 

State? Then finally on the way home from an 
Auburn football game, I found my answer. Thirty 
miles south of Birmingham, the Elliott family 
van bumped its way along the brick streets of 
the guaint college campus of Montevallo — my 
future alma mater. 

I have been accepted to the University of 
Montevallo, and will start school there this fall. 
Since age six, I've wanted nothing more than to 
graduate college and become a teacher. It is so 
hard to believe that after years of making maps 
and plans, all my dreams will start coming true in 
four short months. 

Yet with all the dreaming I've been doing, 
I am more awake than ever. 2009 has already 
been an incredible year for me. People say high 
school is all about finding yourself I have real- 
ized that life isn't about finding who you are. 

but about creating who you are. Make yourself 
something worthwhile and, most Importantly 
be not afraid of greatness. I have not discovered, 
but instead decided, that I am an independent, 
mature woman that can hold two jobs in order 
to provide for myself financially. Granted, with 
the impact of fluctuating gas prices and a suf- 
fering economy this has been much harder 
than expected. But because of this struggle 
and the devastating loss of PACT money I am 
more determined than ever to seek financial aid, 
attend college, and achieve greatness. 

Tliose wlio knew her would agree, Amie's 
life map ended far too early, but she no doubt 
accomplished her most important goal, 
achieving greatness. While she never made it 
to her own classroom, she was always teach- 
ing, and she will never be forgotten. 

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The College Night season officially kicked 
off on Sunday, Jan. 3, with the ribbon hang- 
ing. This event is held approximately at mid- 
night so that it begins at the exact start of 
the spring semester. It takes off from the 
steps of Palmer Hall, where students gather 
in shivering masses, braving the cold weather 
to run around the campus, particularly on 
Main Quad and in front of Farmer Hall, tying, 
wrapping and streaming purple and gold 
ribbons around trees and bushes. After this 
event. Purple and Gold spirits run high, and 
so begins the College Night competition 

Blaze in b 

On Saturday, Jan. 16, Montevallo and' 
Brierfield Fire Departments performed a 
controlled burn on Canterbury House, the 
Episcopal campus ministry center located 
next door to St. Andrew's Episcopal Church 
on Plowman Street. 

Canterbury House, which was built in the 
1940s, had served as the church's campus 
ministry center for roughly three decades, 
housing up to four students per semester. The 
house is to be replaced with a larger, more 
functional student center, with housing for six 
students. The church's weekly campus minis- 
try service and meal will take place in the new 

According to Deputy Fire Marshall Brandon 
Broadhead, the church's donation of the house 
allowed newer firefighters the rare opportu- 
nity to experience the heat and smoke of a 
real fire in a controlled environment. 

Prior to the burn, most of the windows 
were donated to local artist Christy Falligant, 

who uses old windows to create new works 
of art. Proceeds from the sale of her artwork 
support the Crisis Center Inc. in Birmingham. 




air of the search committee, Todd Strange fields 
estions from those who attended the session. UM 
nmunity members were given the opportunity to 
ire with the committee the qualities they sought in 
": next president. 

Associate Professor of Sociology Stephen Parker 
expressed his concern that inadequate representation 
of faculty and staff on the search committee may give 
the new administration the impression that they are 
not interested in the presidential selection process. 

Members of the presidential search committee 
include Robert Altman, Mary Beth Armstrong, 
Carolyn Duncan, Kristen Gilbert, Terry Hughston, 
Jeanetta Keller, Jim Methvin, Wynelle Sewell, Rodger 
Smitherman, Todd Strange and David Wheeler. 

Students, faculty, staff, and alumni were pres- 
ent to voice their concerns at an open session 
with the presidential search committee on 
Jan. 12 in the Montevallo Room in Anna Irvin 
Dining Hall. 

Todd Strange, chair of the committee, 
opened by explaining that the meeting was a 
listening session to gather the ideas and con- 
cerns of campus constituents to develop a set 
of criteria in choosing a new president. 

Those in attendance shared their perspec- 
tives regarding the professional and personal 
qualifications of the next president. Michael 
Patton, professor of philosophy, spoke first, 
indicating his hope for a candidate that is 
committed to the Montevallo tradition, cul- 
ture and the Strategic Plan. Samantha Webb, 
associate professor of English, asserted the 
need for a president who has a management 
style similar to Williams, respects the faculty 



and understands the world outside of the 
state of Alabama. Robert Barone, associate 
professor of history, emphasized his interest 
in a president that understands what a liberal 
arts institution is all about and is steadfastly 
dedicated to raising money for the University. 
The community clearly expressed the 
want for a president who strives to uphold 
the integrity, history and character of the 
University. "In short, I would like to hire a pres- 
ident who is exactly like Phil Williams," said 
Michael Sterner, associate professor of mathe- 
matics. While many questions were posed, all 
the committee was able to reveal was that 14 
candidates were being evaluated for the posi- 
tion, and their goal was to recommend two or 
three candidates to the Board of Trustees by 
the end of March. -RABEE KAHEEL PHOTOS: 

Senior Class President Amanda Beck inquires about 
the committee's progress In the selection of the 
University's 15th president. However, the committee 
was unable to reveal any details about the search. 

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Students, faculty, staff and connmunity mem- 
bers gathered on campus for the annual 
celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on 
Wednesday Jan. 20. The first of the events 
was the Oratorical Breakfast in the Montevallo 
Room. Four students, Ira Robinson, Daniel 
Farris, Patrick Williams and Patrick Tally deliv- 
ered short speeches on the impact King made. 
The speeches were judged by Sally Bell, 
assistant professor of communication studies, 
Raymond Ozley instructor of communication 
studies and Tonya Giddens, coordinator of the 
McNair Scholars Program. Daniel Farris was 
awarded first place. King's legacy has been car- 
ried on through generafions, and the speeches 
at the Oratorical Breakfast strongly reflected 
how King's ideals have influenced the students. 

The second half of the celebration was 
a program in the Merchants and Planters 
Bank Auditorium in Comer Hall. After a wel- 
come from President Philip Williams, student 
Aaron Jackson shared the poem, "I, Too, Sing 
America," by Langston Hughes. The student 
gospel choir. Inspirational Voices of Christ, 
performed two hymns. Then admissions 
secretary Joyce Jones introduced her father- 
in-law, the Rev. Albert Jones Sr., of Mt. Olive 
Missionary Baptist Church. Jones gave the 
keynote address, encouraging the audience 
that they all should persevere even when life 
"deals a bad hand," filling the audience with 
fervor in remembrance of King. 


The Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance 
(FMLA) held its first meeting of the spring 
semester on Jan. 16. The FMLA discussed 
plans for a trip to the National Young Feminist 
Leadership conference in Washington, D.C. 
They also discussed several fundraising 

The women and men involved in the 
FMLA made several plans for outreach both 
on and off campus. They discussed an "Adopt 
a Clinic" volunteer project. On campus, they 
worked with counselors to create a program 
for sexual violence and awareness. They also 
worked with the counseling center to create a 
"Gender Eguality" room, which offers resource 
information on a variety of topics including 
pregnancy and sexual abuse. 

FMLA officers for the 2009-2010 school 
year were President Emily Salinas, Vice 
President Christopher Augustine West and 
Public Relations Officer Ellen Rosemary Sowa. 

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The sign raising and pep raliy is one of tlie first major 
College Night events after Christmas break. Students 
and alumni gathered outside the SUB for the reveal 
of each side's original sign. Then the crowd moved to 
cl< for the pep rally. 


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bove: An inscription beneath the Gold sign, "This is 
ly dream. This is my story. This is my music," hints at 
le Gold Side's dreamy musical. 

bove right: The Purple Side sign's marionettes leave 
le crowd hanging until the College Night opening, 
ffering few clues of the show's content. 

Members of the Purple Side gathered out- 
side Farmer Hall at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 
21, rallying together for the unveiling of the 
College Night signs. Shortly thereafter, mem- 
bers of the Gold Side marched up together, 
chanting, "The Golds are coming." Then both 
sides faced off, cheering back and forth until 
the signs were finally uncovered. 

The Gold sign was uncovered first, reveal- 
ing a trio of 1930s characters in front of sky- 
scrapers. Below them were painted the words 
"This is my dream. This is my story. This is my 
music. GV 2010." Then the Purple sign was 

unveiled, bride and groom marionettes, flank- 
ing the Purple Side mascot, a cow. 

Following the sign raising, the crowd 
migrated to Myrick gym, where side leaders 
introduced their casts for the first time. Purple 
and Gold cheerleaders led their respec- 
tive sides in various chants, before coming 
together for the College Night cheer ("College 
Night, Yeah!"). 

Before the night was over, upcoming 
events were announced, spirit pictures were 
taken, and the sides circled up to sing their 

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nr work 

Dy the White Cardigan Club 


e White Cardigan Club a group of actors, 
jywrights, directors, technicians and crit- 
I who are interested in writing, directing, 
ting in, designing and producing new 
jtting edge, subversive, darl<, edgy, adult or 




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Righteous Criminal 

Daybreak In Alabama 

wacl<y) theatrical work. The club has grown 
from meetings where students would share 
their works-in-progress and read through 
parts, to now hosting the occasional public 
performance. On Friday Jan. 22, the club 
presented six original productions in the 
Chichester Box Theatre. 

The first performance was "Delusions of 
Grandeur," in which a woman named Betty is 
convinced that she is the famous Bette Davis. 

Next came "Daybreak in Alabama," an 
intensely emotional piece set during the Civil 
Rights Movement. It is about a family being 
pulled apart, all of its members doing their 
best to deal with the conflicts around them. 

In "Righteous Criminal," a short comedy 
piece, two girls come home to find some- 
one has broken in and found their marijuana. 
They are outraged when the police arrest 
them for possession instead of incarcerating 
the burglar. 

DELUSIONS OF GRANDUER by Lydia Cunningham 
Director Logan Reid 

Brian Jonathan Haley 

Betty Katie Dale 

Holly Destiny Hayden 

Director Marie Pope 

Viola Sabrina Wilson 

Herman Stephonn Annmons 

Amaris Nydia Gambles 

Teddy Brandon Christian 

Helen Jennifer Lee 

Joe Earl Tim Nix 

Girls . Kanya Johnson 

Chenae Winfield 

Ka'Breanna Avery 

Amaris Grubbs 

Director Karow Wilson 

Sam Courtney Harrelson 

Nate Kylee Parks 

Ruew Jeremiah Snider 

Officer Mane Pope 

After an intermission, "Peas" a story about 
a mother trying to get her rebellious son to 
eat peas, took the stage. The scene was per- 
formed numerous times, each time with a dif- 
ferent portrayal, from the son being submis- 
sive to throwing a tantrum. 

"Nauvoo Girl", a dark piece about a girl's 
abduction and rape, followed. 

The final piece, titled "Speak To Me", was 
about a heart-wrenching break up. 

All of the pieces were written and 
directed by UM theatre students, but some 
non-acting majors took roles as well. After 
the performances, senior Holly Dale and 
Tammy Killian, assistant professor of theatre 
and sponsor of the White Cardigan Club, 
conducted a question and answer session 
about the performances. -JUSTIN BARRON. 

PEAS by Naomi Armand 


Karen Black 


Angel Tillman 


Trent Loggins 

NAUVOO GIRL by Karow Wilson 
Director Zach demons 

The Girl Jade Rice 

The Father James Kitchens 

The Sister Bethany Dawson 

The Passerby Jessica Carpenter 

The Chains Riley McEuen 

Naomi Armand 

Karen Black 

Matt DuBois 

SPEAK TO ME by Marie Pope 
Director Holly Dale 

Chris Haley Evans 

Alex Riley McEuen 


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Asto/^ ding win 

On Vionday, jan. 25, ine campus organiza- 
tion Sexual Accepiance For Everyone l-"--..." 
as SAFE, hosted an informational eve": ' :'- 
Merchants and Planters Bank Auditorium from 
7-9 p.m. Jim Higginbct^S"'' "C"" E'"^'"cham 
AIDS Outreach (BAO ;::-e ;:;.: £;~e of 
the misconceptions about AIDS, the people 
who have contracted the disease and the 
treatments and other services available in 
the Birmingham area through his organiza- 
tion. Following his informative r'e;e"^3"'C" 
Higginbotham accepted quest ;-; "';"" ;:_- 
dents and distributed brochures on subjects 
such as praaicing safe sex, u^de's^s^ding 
various diseases, treatments arc : ;; - ■ cen- 
mental vaccine trials. He also gave out con- 
doms, glasses cases, yo-yos, mi""; a"c = *^e'.v 
other free promotional items .■. r "";"^i5- 
tion about BAO. 

Higginbotham then discussed 'Hope Takes 
Action," the current ad campaign trying to 

find males 19-45 years old who are HIV nega- 
t've "c C2"'C'C3te in the current AIDS vaccine 
:'i ;;';:' " Birmingham. The Alabama 
Vaccine Research Clinic conducts the trials 
as C3": c"*'"9 D'vision of Infectious Disease; 
w::' :'e _~E department of Medicine. 

A representative from the UAB group 
Sexual Hea'"*" '^-.vsreness through '^~-' 
Education (S- - - E crought the newest : . _ i 
of AIDS testing to spread awareness and to 
allow anyone who wished to be tested to 
do so. Very different from the usual health- 
depa.tment blood test that takes weeks to 
get the results, the new test is merely a swab 
on the inside of the cheek and a 20-minute 
wait for chemicals to register. SHAPE wants 
people to know about this testing, since 
easy and painless testing methods will hope- 
fully encourage more people to get tested. 




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Sf ':.■.-■ ~_. ' f.'f jtcnc's j^rm cf 'f 'Tj-'Tiofe, 
_::f^ J"-' jf :: "f :: over the net PHOTO: 

Cami Johnson ,eaps to serve the ball to her Purple 

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Daphne Kennedy looks for an open teammate in 
the College Night women's basketball game on 
Saturday. Feb. 6. 

Purple Side basketball players circle up with other Purples to sing their side song after the game. The final score 
was 52-24, Golds. The soccer game, also scheduled for Feb. 6, was canceled due to rain. Both sides were 
awarded five points. PHOTOS: JUSTIN BARRON 

• • 

ng rrpativity 

The Student Art Association's Valentine's 
Day Sale raised more than $175 for the orga- 
nization's planned trip to New York. Items 
for sale included several handmade items, 
such as coke can flowers, sculpted jewelry, 
Valentine's cards and baked goods. By the 
end of the day most everything had sold, 
but that didn't stop President Williams from 
stopping buy and purchasing several cards 
and the last of the baked goods, as well as 
giving a generous donation to the trip fund 

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Left: In possession of ttie ball, Abigail Merrill 
(Purple) attempts to get past her Gold opponent. 

Below: Hannah McEwan and Ryan Moody lead 
the Purples in their side song. 

Above: Steven Williams and Gold Leader Sarah 
Anna Ford celebrate the women's basketball 

Left: Lindsey Bristol, Julie Jordan and Julie Beasley 
join other members of the Gold Side in cheering 
on their women's basketball team. 

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Tip-off for the College Night men's basketball game 
was at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13. The final event 
before Saturday's musical production, the game Is the 
highest attended College Night athletic competition. 

M/y/Z- dane meeting 


The Board of Trustees met in the newly- 
renovated Merrill Room of Reynolds Hall 
on Friday, Feb. 12, at 1:45 p.m. The meeting 
began with the dedication of the room fol- 
lowing its upgrade. The room previously 
held 30 people; now it holds 60. A video of 
the renovation progress was shown to honor 
those who worked on the project. Then vari- 
ous board members gave their reports. 

Terry Hughston, SGA President, announced 
current plans for the student body The first 
was "Montevallo Has a Heart for Haiti." SGA 
had been working on collecting money for 
the Red Cross to go towards Haiti relief both 
on campus as well as around town. At the 
time of the meeting, several hundred dollars 
had been raised. 

Next, he described the Backpack Lunch 
Buddies program. In conjunction with the 
Family and Consumer Sciences Department, 
SGA had been working to partner with 
Montevallo Elementary School to pro- 
vide take-home lunches for students who 
receive free meals at school but might not 

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have food for meals over the weekend. 
Hughston also discussed SGA's work with 
the Higher Education Partnership and their 
plans to attend the Higher Education rally in 
Montgomery in March. 

Hughston said that SGA had received com- 
mitments from both democratic candidates 
for governor to come speak at the campus, 
and they were in the process of getting com- 
mitments from the republican candidates as 
well. Hughston also mentioned the student 
events for the future, from Cokes-n-Strokes to 
movies on Flowerhill lawn to cooking semi- 
nars and live music. 

President Williams announced that UM's 
basketball team was to be featured on tele- 
vision. David Pritchett of the Physical Plant 
reported that a sidewalk project was soon 
to be underway, involving Brooke Hail, 
Residential College and the hiking trail. 

The meeting was short compared to other 
board meetings this year, as attendants were 
gearing up for the College Night performances. 

. rpsprv pd ri^zalry 

Left: Charlie Foster (Gold) prepares to take a shot, 
evading his Purple defender,. Jonathan Haley. In 
the end, the Cold Side defeated the Purples 54-46. 

Below: During halftime, the College Night cheerlead- 
ers faced off on the court Despite initial technical diffi- 
culties with the sound system in Myrick Gym, the Gold 
cheerleaders rallied their side with a powerful routine 

Spirits were high as the Purple Side cheerleaders exe- 
cuted their stunts. PHOTO: CARRIE MATTHEWS 

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The inspirational story line about following 
your dreams made the Gold Victory produc- 
tion, "Music and a Dream," a hit. Set in 1935 
Chicago, the script provided times of laugh- 
ter and times of tears for the audience. With 
large, complex dance numbers and catchy 
songs, audience members were tapping their 
feet and clapping alongto the music. 

The story follows Philip, a young musician, 
in his journey from a lonely waiter to a love- 
struck composer at the Lion's Mane, Chicago's 
hottest nightclub. The club's owner, the Boss, 
has a tight rein on his employees, particu- 
larly lead singer Mary. When Mary walks in 
on a meeting of the Boss and his cronies, she 
realizes that he has forgotten their date, and 
dejectedly accepts his suggestion that Philip 
escort her home. One imaginative walk la'ter,^ 
Mary and Philip are caught up in a forbidden 
romance. Despite Mary's fears of what the 
Boss would do to Philip if he finds out about 
them, the two share a goodnight kiss. 

While Philip is walking Mary home, the 
Boss and his cronies rob a bank, but none of 
them remembers to take the money. So the 
next day they expand their "family," doing 
a favor for Philip so he will be obligated to 
join their forces. The Boss sets up a meet- 
ing for Philip at Mr. Tingle's Jingles, where 
Philip thinks he's getting a foot in the music 
industry's door, but not without first meet- 
ing Phyllis, Mr. Tingle's secretary. Phyllis, who 
is much more interested in Philip than in his 
music, convinces him through seductive song 
that to be successful in the business, he must 
"get in with her." 

Unfortunately for Philip, back at the 
club, Mary hears about his visit with Phyllis. 
Devastated and desperate to get back in her 
good graces, Philip turns to Tom and Joan 
for help. They get him on stage, where he 
serenades Mary The Boss is outraged, not 
because Philip loves Mary, but because no 
one told him that Philip was so talented. He 
gives Philip a permanent job and breaks up 
with Mary, professing his true love for Phyllis. 
This frees Mary up to be with Philip, and Tom 
comments on the happy ending, leading the 
entire club into the show's finale, a reprise of 
"Swing'n Good Time," an up-tempo number 
that left the audience in high spirits. 

Gold Side cabinet member Paul Moss said, 
"We really want to win, but it is more about 
having fun and making friends that last a 
lifetime. If we do not have fun, then you are 

Finally given a chance to perform his own music, 
Philip immerses himself in the moment he's been 
dreamina of all his life. PHOTO: JUSTIN BARRON 


Costume Designer 

Zac Uptoi 

Jenna Bellamy 

Trey West 

Randall Porter 


The Boss 






Drunkard 1 

Drunkard 2 


Jordan Hampton 

Isaac McDow 

Matt Dubois 

Lindsey Bristol 

Katie Dale 

Richie Lisenby 

Clark Maxwell 

Trey West 

Rachel Laney 

Christopher Waites 

Julie Jordan 

Julie Beasley, Jenna Bellamy, Jasmine Brooks, Matt 
Chance, Suzanne Dailey, Bethany Dawson, Michaei 
Fisher, Lindsey Folsom, Drew Granthum, Philip Green, 
Amaris Grubbs, Grace Kauhn, Erin Knox, Randall Portei 
Mechay Rush, Stephanie Stiglets, Christopher Waites 

JR Burt, Chris Davidson, Brian Hippensteel, Susan Howard 

Lind, Lyndsay Lowery, Emily Merrill, Jordan Martin, Leslie 
Schmidt, Brittany Smith, Lorilyn Thompson, Sean Toler 
Claire Wilson, Zac Upton 

Tiffany Ballard, Holly Bowden, David Brasher, Holly Busbyj 
Beth Graham, Kimbrell Lee, Kellie Maluff, Stephen Meansi 
Paul Moss, Jessi Posey, Amanda Reed, Andre Robinsor 



Music ana a Oream 

Left: Mary watches Philip incredulously as he 
croons about his dreams in "Imagine." PHOTO: 

Below: The Boss reassures Joey and Donny that 
things will soon be "how they used to be" PHOTO: 

Above: Not used to someone as forward as Phyllis, 
Philip is dumbfounded when she climbs onto his 

Left: After some convincing, Mary sings about her 
dreams as well, showing Philip that she, too, has an 
imagination. PHOTO: SKY JOHNSON 

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Sly takes offhisjiat to the crowd, throwing up a "PV" 
symbol as the curtain closes on "Sly and the Family 

biyand the han 

The Purple Victory production, "Sly and 
the Family Stone," won the hearts of the audi- 
ence and the votes of the judges. The humor- 
ous musical went from one scene to another 
quickly, with upbeat music and choreography 
that showcased the talent of the actors. 

The show opened with a dramatic scene 
of the chase for Sly but left the audience 
wondering why he was being chased until Sly 
began his narration. Occasionally, he would 
break from the actual play itself to catch the 
audience up to what was happening in the 
story involving the orchestra, technical direc- 
tors and audience. Sly divulged information 
to the audience that let them know he was 
after a young woman's dowry and took the 
show back to the beginning of the story line, 
with Isabella and Leandro's "Lovers' Ballad." 
The two profess their love for one another 
and their concern that Geldenstein will make 
Isabella marry him. All the while. Sly is eaves- 
dropping from the window, where he remains 

undetected until Isabella leaves. However, 
Sly is found out when he answers Leandro's 

prayers on benait ot Cjod, so ne has to sweet 
talk himself out of trouble, promising to get 
Leandro and Isabella married without interfer- 
ence from Geldenstein. 

Meanwhile, Geldenstein and his sidekick, 
Old Man Xanadoodle are devising a scheme 
to get Isabella's dowry for themselves. Sly 
wanders in during their song and dance about 
money and convinces them that he can help 
obtain the dowry He goes to the town square 
to find the Captain, pretending to be a mes- 
senger from the Princess. Through the course 
of events, Isabella and Leandro marry only to 
discover that the Captain's message declares 
the marriage to be "null and void," leading to 
the revelation that Sly is not who he says he 
was and the entire situation was a con. 

The crowd chases Sly fulfilling the plays 
opening scene, and when they catch him, the 
Princess orders Sly into custody and proclaims 

that never has she seen the town be uni- 
fied like it was under the chaos he brought 
about and allows him one request. Sly then 
requests to see Isabella and Leandro married. 
The whole town gathers to see the two lovers 
united in marriage. As Isabella and Leandro 
are wed, Geldenstein realizes that Isabella 
deserves happiness and that he has enough 
money without her dowry While everyone 
is distracted. Sly gets away and the curtain 
closes on "Sly and the Family Stone." 

The audience was kept laughing through- 
out the show as the Purple Side made cracks 
at past Gold productions. In the end, the 
Purples were declared the winners. Eric Tyra, 
who played violin in the Purple orchestra, 
said, "I believe a win is extremely important to 
both sides. They put in so much effort. And I 
know for sure, they do not put so much effort 
to qo home and not have won." -LAURA BATT 

ienstein and Xanadoodle plot and scheme ways 
oard more money. PHOTO: JUSTIN BARRON 

Isabella and Leandro gaze lovingly into each other's 

Strumpet winces at the Captain's antics in the "Drink!" 

t members dance to "Finale!" during the wedding of Isabella and Leandro. PHOTO: SKY JOHNSON 


ge Managers 

hnical Director/Set 

tume Design 

Grant Bowen 

David Wencil 

Tabby Stott 

Karow Wilson 

Chase Stewart 

Sierra Riggs 

Naomi Armand 

l-lannah-Jean Farris 

Holly Rabin 

Stephen Frausto 

Lydia Cunningham 

Peter Isaacson 

Britney Rager 

Tyree Walker 

Landi McAdams 

Leah Craft 

Courtney Bennett 

Melissa Brobston 

Christina Jones 

Christine Marino 

Jennifer Thiel 







Old Man/Xanadoodle 





Bar Wench/Ensemble 


Ti Butler 

Stephanie Farris 

Jessica Hartlein 

Sara Larson 

Rita Wright 

Kelsey Roberts 

Adrian Lucas 

Micah Hoder 

Riley McEuen 

Sierra Riggs 

Frank Deming 

David Wencil 

Tim Nix 

Tabby Stott 

Elizabeth Minyard 

Michael Adams 

Adrian Lucas 

Jessica Carpenter 

Nydia Gambles 

Producer Logan Arrowood 

Ensemble Andril Bishop 

Courtney Harrelson 

Kylee Parks 

Matt Smith 

Stephen Billy 

Stephonn Ammons 

Trent Loggins 

John Ard, Hannah Conner, Nathan Eldridge, Holly 
Elkins, James Finn, Sally Hart, Melanie Heath, Abraham 
Heironymi, James Hill, Emily Johnson, Ashleigh Jones, 
Donald Lancaster, Katherine Long, Michael Messina, Stevie 
Peek, Erika Ramsland, Elizabeth Sellers, Lydia Tidmore, Eric 
Tyra, James Vance. Dylan Wheeler, Joshua Womack 

Allen Barber, Dakota Bromley, Jennifer Gable, Rachel 
Grimes, Jeff Hill, Heather Hill, Sarah Jenkins, Kate Lewallen. 
Yamuna Meleth, Baylee Reid 



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disputable dedication 

During Friday evening's College Night 
intermission, seniors Isaac McDow and 
Candyce Osburn were named Mr. and Ms. 
Montevallo, an honor voted upon by the 
student body. Then the College Night dedi- 
cation was announced. 

The dedication recipient is chosen by 
the College Night leaders and SGA presi- 
dent. They began their presentation with 
a poem leading up to the following words: 
"When we leave this place our memories 
are filled with the beauty that surrounds us 

daily; with the joy of camaraderie and the 
character that competition builds; and with 
the assurance that we have become better 
because of it all. You, too, will share that 
with us. For your leadership, your inspiration, 
your steadfastness — tonight, we honor you, 
and express our appreciation and pride in 
dedicating the 92nd annual College Night 
to our 14th president. Dr. Philip C. Williams." 
The announcement elicited a standing 
ovation and uproarious applause. Several 
audience members were in tears as SGA 

President Terry Hughston read the inscrip- 
tion on the plaque that was presented to 
Williams: "University of Montevallo 92nd 
Annual College Night Dedicated to our 14th 
President Dr. Philip C. Williams in honor of 
his inspiring leadership, his service to stu- 
dents, and his support and appreciation of 
our most beloved tradition. 'In very truth he 
was, the noblest work of God — an honest 
man.' -Abraham Lincoln." The audience 
echoed the sentiment of the dedication. 






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Emotions were high as the curtain closed on the 
Purple Show and both sides awaited the results 
of the judges' deliberation. Before long, Terry 
Hughston called casts and cabinets back onto 
the stage for the big announcement, saying a few 
words about the University's beloved homecom- 
ing tradition before segueing into the winning 
side's catchphrase, "You can't swim in gold." It was 
the third Purple Victory in a row, but the Golds held 
their thumbs up high, forever true to their side. Who 
better to describe the competition than the judges? 
Listed below are excerpts from their comments: 

" ■ ling College Night 2010 was an amazing 
experience From the opening chants, cheers and 
songs, it was easy to see why ainnost the entire student 
body was caught up in the Purple and Gold rivalry 
The thing that impressed me the most about the per- 
formances was the quality and professionalism that 
Infused every aspect of the plays. It was an empow- 
ering experience to know that students this talented 
exist in the world. 

The freewheeling Chicago of the 1930s and the 
whimsical world between reality and fantasy were 
the two very different settings for College Night 2010. 
Both had their pluses, and both had their minuses, 
and one was clearly better thaohihe other even 
though both were enjoyable. 

a Opening the evening was the Gold side's 
^ "IVIusIc and a Drean^ fun, if uneven, tale 
of a young musician trying to live his dream amid 
gangsters in Chicago. 

a The script, at its best, featured some very funny 
%P word play throughout ("Cheesecake!") and 
especially in a double entendre scene between Travis 
Baldwin and a power hungry sex kitten played with 
zeal by Lindsey Bristol. Within the talented cast, 
standouts Included Jordan Hampton and Bristol as 
well as the energetic Isaac McDow, Katie Dale and 
an ensemble who attacked their song and dance 
moments with sure-footed glee. The music, writ- 
ten by a team of composers was ambitious, often 
melodlcally interesting and excelled in the up-tempo 
production numbers. 

a Where It did excel was with its clever set— the 
%P door coming down after the song "Imagine" was 
a great touch — and with its superb choreography 
Jenna Bellamy created dances true to the 1930s set- 
ting but executed with a modern flair Just delightful. 

The Purple play was fresh and funny and felt new 
and original. It was purely professional from start 

to finish and though both plays were better than aver- 

aae. it was clearlv the winner 

confidence that won me over from the start The 
shows musical arrangements were very strong ("Aaah 
strings") and the songs themselves fit perfectly within^ 
the bawdy madcap world, paying homage even as 
they parodied. 


The production was marvelously cast It feoturea, 

some character work high above the college levei 
and displayed a consistency in the actors approad 
and commitment Comic standouts included Davie 
WenclTs underplayed and fully realized "Old Mar 

Xanadoodle and Frank Demings enjoyably angry 
"Geldenstein." Tim Nix was a true force as "the 
Captain" who appropriately skipped "chewing" anc 
went straight to "devouring the scenery," much to the 
audiences delight Micah Hoder's cheeky "Sly" grew 
on me greatly though his diction suffered as he rusheo 
past some choice comic moments. Vocal kudos go tc 
Sierra Riggs (who also provided the shows whimsi- 
cal and wonderfully weird choreography) and Tabby 
Stott, who with only a few solo lines hit the back wal 
with her exciting mezzo bell 

Attending College Night was something I won't 
forget Who knows? I may just come back next time at 
a fan of both Purple and GoMM^^aht for supreme 






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The Astronomy Club was excited to 
hold their first meeting of the spring 
semester at the new James Wylie 
Shepherd Observatory. Students car- 
pooled to the meeting, which took 
place Wednesday, Feb. 17. Members 
of the Astronomy Club were able 
to view two nebulas, including the 
famous Horsehead Nebula in the 
Orion constellation, as well as a binary 
star through the observatory's tele- 
scope. Astronomy Club is open to all 
students and does not collect dues. 


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Catching a glimpse sl<yward in tlie James 
Wylie Shepherd Observatory Complex 
during an astronomy club meeting, a 
student sees a celestial object that makes 
her smile. 

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ima Tau Delta, the national English honor 
:iety, held its annual chili sale Feb. 15-18 
Conner Hall. It started off with a bang, as 
?ir two full pots of chili sold out within the 
t hour on the first day of the sale. Different 
;nnbers of the group made new chili each 
/, so a new supply was ready and waiting on 
;sday Wednesday and Thursday Meat chili 
isisted of beef and chicken. Taco soup and 
gan options were also available, including 
ly beans or a tofu-based meat substitute. 
Profits from the chili sale went to a fund 
;d to bring new authors to the Montevallo 
?rary Festival, as well as sponsoring mem- 
rs of Sigma Tau Delta on trips to the 

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society's annual convention. 

Chili server and Sigma Tau Delta member 
Rachel Barnes agreed with a satisfied cus- 
tomer, Robb Schupp, when he said, "They sell 
some chili and do some good in the world." 

Co^^^<^ry defender 


lest Craigwell Jr., a retired Air Force colo- 
I, was one of the University's black his- 
y month guest speakers, on Feb. 16. He is 
3wn for being a member of the Tuskegee 
men, a group of aviators that fought in 
)rld War II. The Tuskegee Airmen were the 
t black military pilots of the United States 
ned forces. 

Craigwell logged more than 400 combat 
ssions and has been awarded 26 medals 
his accomplishments. He was active in 
A/ll, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, 
d he was stationed in 19 different countries 
oughout his career. 

When Craigwell first decided he wanted 
go to pilot school, the program required 

a college degree. He went to class for ten 
hours a day to get accelerated college cred- 
its. However, he did not get his degree 
because he had problems understanding 
math. Because he still wanted to be around 
planes, Craigwell became a plane mechanic. 
A couple of years later, when the United States 
was soon to go to war, the flight school was 
reopened without the requirement of a col- 
lege degree. Craigwell went to flight school 
and received his wings. 

The Tuskegee Airmen painted the tails 
of their airplanes red, and they were known 
as the "red tails." The Airmen often escorted 
bomber planes. Bomber pilots, Craigwell 
pointed out, did not care if their escort planes' 

pilots were "colored," because those red tails 
protected them. 

In 2007, President George W. Bush awarded 
all of the Tuskegee Airmen the Congressional 
Medal of Honor, the same award that has been 
given to figures such as George Washington, 
Bob Hope, the Dali Lama, Nelson Mandela 
and Mother Teresa. 

Craigwell believes that the military is not 
as race-conscious as civilian life because what 
counts in the military is competence, whether 
or not a person can do his or her job. Now 
retired, Craigwell enjoys the outdoors and 
riding his bicycle aside from motivational 
speaking. -KATI HELM 




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Sarah Jenkins' February 21 senior recital in 
LeBaron Recital Hall was a requirement for 
her Bachelor of Music degree, with a con- 
centration in instrumental performance and 
education. Jenkins played the saxophone, 
accompanied by Associate Professor of Music 
Anthony Pattin on piano. The quick-moving 
polytonality of "Vif, Modere" and "Braziliera 
of Scaramouche" by Darius Milhaud sets off 
the performance. The jazz beginnings in 
this song carry over to the next, "Not Fast," 
"Simply, Heartfelt" and "Not Fast" from Robert 
Schumann's Three Romances, which is slowed 
down considerably from the pace of the first 
piece. That pace is picked up again in the 
third song, a piece from Paul Hindemith's 
"KonzertstiJck fur zwel alt Saxophone," which 
features even more jazz influences and saxo- 
phone accompaniment from Jenkins' class- 
mate, Dakota Bromley. The final selection, 
"Allegro con moto" and "Larghetto-Animato 
molto" from Jacques Ibert's Concertino De 
Camera, also had a large jazz influence and 
gave Jenkins' recital an upbeat ending. 

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Calvin C. Johnson Jr., author of the book Exit 
to Freedom, was the second guest speaker 
for Black History Month. His book is an auto- 
biographical account of his incarceration in 
the Georgia State Penitentiary for 16 years 
for a crime he did not commit. Johnson said 
he was honored to share his story with the 
UM community on Feb. 23 in the Ramsay 
Conference Center. 

In 1983, Johnson was arrested on two 
charges of rape. Johnson's common 0+ 
blood type matched that of the evidence, 
but his hair samples did not. 

At the first trial, in less than an hour, the 
white jury found Johnson guilty of raping a 

white woman. He was sentenced to natural 
life in prison and sent to a work camp. 

Johnson was tried for the second rape 
before a jury of mixed colors. The same evi- 
dence was presented at this case as in the first. 
He was found not guilty of the second rape; 
however, he still had to serve his life sentence. 

Later, Johnson learned of DNA testing, a 
new process used to prove the innocence of 
many wrongly-accused prisoners. He talked 
to the prison legal counselor who helped 
him file a motion for another trial based on 
new evidence. Johnson tracked down the 
evidence from the crime, which had not 
been disposed of 

Johnson wrote to the Innocence Project 
in New York. They decided to take the case 
because of the two different trial results, but 
their results were inconclusive. 

Johnson decided to send the samples 
to a man named Edward Blake, the leading 
DNA expert at the time. Finally Blake's results 
proved that Johnson was not a match to the 
DNA from the crime scene. 

Johnson was finally released in June 1999. He 
has one daughter, and he is now on the Board 
of Directors for the Georgia Innocence Project. 

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in a time where many people are struggling 
to make ends meet, members of the UM 
community helped others by giving gifts 
that don't cost any money; gifts of blood. 
SGA hosted its fourth of five blood drives on 
Wednesday, Feb. 17. The Red Cross set up a 
donation site in the Underground, where 31 

pints of blood were collected from UM stu- 
dents, faculty and staff. SGA's goal for the 
February drive was 35 pints. While they did 
not meet that marker, they were able to sur- 
pass their overall collection goal of 185 pints, 
donating a total of 193 pints of blood to the 
Red Cross throughout the year. 


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With topics ranging from Marie Curie to 
Pol<emon, the elements to the Boy Scouts 
and Shal<e5peare to Spirited Away, the 
questions asl<ed at the Montevallo Honors 
Organization's Scholars Bowl were intended 
to stump the University's best and brightest 
professors. Hosted in Hill House on Feb. 24, 
the bowl featured eight professors from dif- 
ferent fields of study arranged into two teams 
vying for the most points by answering stu- 
dent-submitted questions. 

Sherry Ford, associate professor of com- 
munication studies and director of the 
honors program, Robert Barone, associate 
professor of history, Stacey Ayotte, assistant 
professor of French, and Stefan Forrester, 
instructor of English and philosophy formed 
team one while Graeme Harper, VACCA chair, 
Stephen Parker, associate professor of sociol- 
ogy, Samantha Webb, associate professor of 
English, and Michael Patton, professor of phi- 
losophy rounded out team two. 

The rounds were quick, with many ques- 
tions only being halfway read before a 

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Invited by the Young Democrats Club, Ron 
Sparks, of Fort Payne, was the first of two 
candidates for governor to visit campus 
as part of his campaign. Young Democrat 
Will Hasenbein introduced the candidate 
to students in LeBaron Recital Hall at 7 p.m. 
on Tuesday, Feb. 23. Sparks spoke about his 
experience as Alabama Commissioner of 
Agriculture, a position he has held since 2003, 
explaining that his experience and knowl- 
edge would benefit him as governor. He 
spoke most about how taxes on gambling 
could benefit the state by generating funds 
for education. PHOTOS: JUSTIN BARRON 

professor's hand would shoot into the air, 
ready to answer for his or her team. Each cor- 
rect answer elicited cheers and applause from 
the crowd of spectators, especially when 
prodded by the humorous antics of Patton 
and Forrester, while incorrect answers earned 
disappointed faces and a chance for the other 
team to answer. After only 36 questions, the 
rapid-fire bowl was over too soon for the stu- 
dents, who greatly enjoyed watching their 
professors take a turn in the hot seat. In the 
end, team two prevailed and took the win. 

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he Umdabu Dance Company is a troupe 
Kused on keeping alive the traditions and 
ulture of South Africa, including the Zulu 
eople, through the performance of tradi- 
onal and contemporary dances, singing and 
:orytelling. The group performed in LeBaron 
ecital Hall on Monday Feb. 22. 

This Birmingham-based group was intro- 
uced by members of greek organizations 
Ipha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Phi Alpha, Sigma 

[leta, Kappa Alpha Psi and Zeta Phi Beta, who 
armed up the crowd in LeBaron Recital Hall 
ith a dance they called a step tease. 
Under the leadership of director Johannes 

"Jomo" Xulu, the group began by gather- 
ing around a podium to sing an A cappella 
song about "Africa when she was virgin and 
young," filled with beautiful harmonies. The 
quintet of dancers soon moved away from 
the microphone and instead began singing, 
shouting and telling jokes in loud voices from 
the middle of the stage letting the acoustics 
of the room carry their voices. 

The first dance was performed in blue 
miners' overalls, yellow hardhats and over- 
accentuated facial expressions, like those 
worn by their brothers and sisters enslaved in 
the mines of South Africa. 

The rest of the dances were performed in 
traditional Zulu outfits of fur, beads and feath- 
ers and relied heavily on the beat from huge 
drums to lead their stomping feet and clap- 
ping hands through the rhythm of the songs. 
They performed songs of honor, dances pray- 
ing for a good crop year and stories of South 
African history and hardship. They also joked 
with the audience, taught lessons in clicking 
dialect and dance moves. As Xulu said, they 
were performing "to dance, to laugh, to edu- 
cate," and that, they did. -RACHEL CRISSON. 

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giving it their best shot 


1 Trena Moore-Smith 

3 Kristen Seigenthaler 

14 Christina Shelton 

20 ManalCali 

23 AlexSanabria 

24 Alicia Lewis 

25 Alex Stricl<land 
30 Carrie Parrott 

32 Shan Jones 

33 Tiaren Young 

34 Tateshia Page 
44 Kesha Searight 
55 Amanda Scott 


Nov. 16 Clark Atlanta W, 81-67 

Nov. 20 Rollins W, 56-38 

Nov. 21 Newberry W, 80-79 

Nov. 27 St. Leo L, 77-65 

Nov. 28 Eckerd W, 65-52 

Dec. 2 Concordia-Selma W, 81-57 

Dec. 5 Talladega W, 68-59 

Dec. 1 2 Martin Methodist W, 65-50 

Dec. 19 Delta State L, 66-59 

Dec. 30 Delta State L, 60-55 

Jan. 2 Lander L, 60-58 

Jan. 9 Ga. Southwestern L, 60-52 

Jan. 1 3 North Georgia W, 70-59 

Jan. 16 Flagler W, 66-40 

Jan. 18 Armstrong Atlantic W, 62-54 

Jan. 20 Clayton State L, 72-56 

Jan. 23 GCSU L, 63-59 

Jan. 29 UNC Pembroke L, 63-59 

Jan. 31 Francis Marion L, 91-68 

Feb. 3 Columbus State L, 67-53 

Feb. 6 Ga. Southwestern W, 70-53 

Feb. 1 1 use Aiken L, 70-59 

Feb. 13 Augusta State W, 65-50 

Feb. 17 North Georgia W, 62-58 

Feb. 20 Clayton State W, 65-60 

Feb. 24 GCSU L, 64-54 

Feb. 27 Columbus State L, 63-53 

Right: Shan Jones leaps to take a shot against 
Concordia-Selma on Dec. 2. PHOTO: CARRIE MATTHEWS 

Below: With a fierce stance, Amanda Scott blocks her 
Clark Atlanta opponent PHOTO: JUSTIN BARRON 

Bottom: Exhibiting teamwork, Tiaren Young and 
Shan Jones play strong defense. Young blocks a 
pass as Jones attempts to steal the ball from GCSU. 

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Tiaren Young dribbles down the court, fighting to 
maintain possession of the ball in a game against 

In the wake of University President Philip C. 
Williams' resignation, members of the UM 
community wondered what was in store for 
the future. The presidential search committee 
was unable to divulge any information about 
applicants or interviews until they narrowed 
the candidates down to two. 

On Friday, Feb. 26, Maravene Loeschke and 
John W. Stewart III were announced as the top 
two contenders for UM's 15th president. Both 
candidates appeared on campus March 1-2 
to get to know the community and answer 
any questions they might have. Loeschke dis- 
cussed the importance of leadership devel- 
opment in students and the necessity of 
communication at all levels of the University. 
Stewart shared stories of his past success rais- 
ing funds for other institutions. He expressed 
confidence in his ability to likewise raise funds 
for UM by spending time off campus build- 
ing relationships with benefactors. Students, 
faculty and staff members were encouraged 
to submit their opinions to the search com- 
mittee who relayed the community input to 
the board at a luncheon on March 3. 

Turning things around quickly, the Board of 
Trustees held a special meeting on the after- 
noon of March 3 to appoint the new presi- 
dent. There was standing room only in Merrill 
Room, as students, faculty staff and local 
media awaited the decision. Todd Strange, 
chair of the search committee, opened by 
saying, "As trustees, the most important thing 

^/^.nimous vote 

we can do is elect a president. Either one of 
these candidates we the board of trustees 
would be satisfied with." He continued to dis- 
cuss the University's current financial strug- 
gles. "We cannot rely on the state or tuition. 
Therefore I nominate Dr. John W. Stewart." 

Chairman of the Board George Walker said, 
"We have to make the decision, but every- 
one is invested in it." Seven of the nine voting 
board members were present at the meet- 
ing. Wynelle Sanders Sewell and Sen. Rodger 
Smitherman were absent. Walker put the 
decision to a vote, and the board voted unani- 
mously to offer the presidency to Stewart. 

The meeting was recessed while Strange 
and Walker informed the candidates of the 
decision. Stewart, however, did not immedi- 
ately accept the position. Concerned about 
uprooting his family, he wanted to be guar- 
anteed linancial security. Strange and Walker 
returned to the table to discuss terms, and 
the board agreed to offer Stewart $300,000 
a year for a minimum of five years. Following 
another recess for negotiations. Strange and 
Walker returned with Stewart, who was wel- 
comed by a round of applause. 

"Every day I was here I wanted the job 
more," Stewart said. "I accept wholeheart- 
edly and can't wait to get here." He will 
come to Montevallo from Flagler College in 
St. Augustine, Fla., where he has served as 
vice president for institutional advancement. 
His curriculum vita indicates tremendous 

success in fundraising. He holds a doctorate 
in English from the University of Southern 
Mississippi, a master's degree in English from 
Washington College in Chestertown, Md., 
and a bachelor's degree in history from Wake 
Forest University. At the close of the meet- 
ing, Stewart told the attendees that students 
are his priority. "There will be a sign on my 
desk that says 'Students First.'" 

Students across campus have varying 
thoughts on Stewart's appointment. One 
of the candidates' information sessions was 
specifically for students, and many students 
became invested in the search process. Trey 
West, a senior music major, closely followed 
the search. "As a current student and future 
alum I am always interested in changes 
taking place at the University, especially 
one of this magnitude. [Stewart] clearly has 
a good record concerning fundraising and 
alumni involvement, but I am concerned 
over his lack of experience as the head of a 
higher education institution." A kinesiology 
student who chose to remain anonymous 
said, "I followed the presidential search 
once they picked the two candidates. This 
information was the talk of the town, and 
I wanted to stay informed on the topic 
since it affects us as students directly. I an 
optimistic about the University's future 
however, I think most of us wish we stil 
had President Williams." -SUSAN HOWARD 

Left: Student Trustee Candyce Osburn and 
President Williams pose with newly-appointed 
President John W. Stewart ill. 

Below: Brittany Bivins introduces herself to presi- 
dential candidate Maravene Loeschke. 

What do you get when you combine a clas- 
sic comedic play by Moliere with the improvi- 
sational humor seen in shows such as Whose 
Line is it Anyway? and the acting skills of DM 
theatre students? Why you get Scapin. 

The UM Theatre's improvisational reboot 
of this comedy originally ran in April of the 
2008-2009 theatre season. The members of 
the cast regrouped for this one-night-only 
run of the show on Monday March 1, as a 
practice run before taking the show to the 

61st Annual Convention of the Southeastern 
Theatre Conference, Inc. (SETC), which was 
held March 3-7 in Lexington, Ky. 

With improvisational humor at its best, 
and faces painted in makeup akin to clowns, 
it's little wonder the follies of Moliere's lovable 
characters caused so much glee as they all fell 
prey to Scapin's good-hearted conniving as 
he attempted to work out the complexities 
of love, money family loyalties and arranged 

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Students gathered outside the new residence 
hall at 8 a.m. on March 4, boarding charter 
buses en route to the capital for the Higher 
Education Rally Day, Montgomery's larg- 
est annual advocacy rally. Students from 19 
public universities across the state gathered 
at the steps of the State House building to 
express the great need for state funding for 
higher education. 

Gordon Stone, executive director of the 
Higher Education Partnership, thanked stu- 
dents for their attendance, acknowledging 
the impact of their voices and their votes. He 
also announced that state funding for uni- 
versities has been cut by 31 percent in the 
last two years. Several state officials spoke 
to students about the importance of higher 
education, including Governor Bob Riley, who 
said Alabama has "the best college system in 
America." He also told students that "Every 
dollar we put into higher ed. is an investment 
in your future and in the future of Alabama." 

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Megan Traweek, who 
coordinated Montevallo's 
trip to the rally, said that 
approximately 170 UM 
students attended 
the event, joining a 
total of 2700 students 
statewide. "I think the 
event went well. It was a 
lot of fun and for a good 
cause," Traweek said. 

Gordon Stone, Higher 
Education Partnership 

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On Friday, March 5, the wind ensemble per- 
formed their 18th annual Honor Band Festival 
Concert in Palmer Auditorium. Comprised 
of both music major and non-music major 
undergraduate students, the wind ensemble 
is conducted by Associate Professor of Music 
Joseph Ardovino. Ardovino is also the direc- 
tor of the Montevallo Honor Band Festival, 
whose visiting high school students joined 

the concert audience of UM students, fac- 
ulty, friends and family of the performers. 
The wind ensemble performed a selection 
of heavy-themed, full musical marches and 
movements. Henry Fillmore's "The Klaxon," 
or "March of the Automobiles," included the 
use of a klaxophone, an unusual instrument 
containing twelve car horns made spe- 
cifically for this piece. Alexander Scriabin's 

"Nocturne" took the performance to a darker 
tone, which continued with a selection 
from Hector Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique, 
called "Dream of a Witches' Sabbath." Percy 
Grainger's "Lincolnshire Posy" brought the 
performance back up to brighter sounds, 
and Frank Tichelli's "Blue Shades" ended the 
night on a light note. -RACHEL CRISSON. 

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On Wednesday, March 3, Artur Davis, of 
Montgomery, came to speak to students 
about his campaign for governor. Alumnus 
Cedric Norman, who had recently joined 
Davis's election campaign, introduced the 
candidate to students in LeBaron Recital Hall. 
Davis's aim in talking to college students 
was to encourage them to go out and vote 
on June 1. Davis currently serves Alabama's 
seventh congressional district in Congress. If 
elected, he hopes to move Alabama forward 
from its out-dated constitution, improve 
education and conserve energy, PHOTO: 

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Honors Recital 

Skylar King, trumpet 

Sarah Jenkins, alto saxophone 

Claire Wilson, clarinet 


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Katy Vest, mezzo-soprano 

"he Department of Music showcased 
le of its best students on Tuesday, March 
ith its annual Honors Recital. Presented in 
aron Recital Hall, the recital featured both 
al and instrumental music, 
'erformers included Skylar King, trumpet; 
:e Kauhn, soprano; Sarah Jenkins, alto 
)phone; Christina Carol, soprano; Brandy 
ndin, piano; Katy Vest, mezzo-soprano; 
Ota Bromley, alto saxophone; Jordan 
ipton, soprano; and Claire Wilson, clarinet. 
Png, a student of Associate Professor 
\/lusic Joseph Ardovino, played "Allegro 
non troppo," from Byron Adams' Sonata, 
hn, Vest and Hampton are students of 
xiate Professor of Music Roderic George, 
hn sang "Caro nome" from Giuseppi Verdi's 
'letto. Vest sang Camille Saint-Saens' "/Won 

Christina Carol, soprano 

coeur s'ouvre a to voix," from Samson et Dalila, 
and Hampton sang a piece from Gaetano 
Donizetti's Linda di Chamounix. Jenkins 
and Bromley are students of Professor of 
Music Lori Ardovino. Jenkins performed 
Jacques Ibert's "Concertino da Camera, 
Allegro." Bromley played Robert Muczynski's 
"Concerto, Allegro." Carol, a student of 
Associate Professor of Music Melanie Williams, 
sang the "Doll Song" from J. Offenbach's Les 
Contes d'Hoffman, and Grondin, a student of 
Professor of Music Anthony Pattin, played 
Aaron Copeland's "Passacaglia." 

Piano accompanists included Pattin, 
Adjunct Instructor of Music Laurie Middaugh 
and Adjunct Instructorof Music Jane Watwood 

Being held 

Student Life welcomed special guest speaker 
Brent Scarpo on March 10, the week before 
spring break, to share his ground-breaking pro- 
gram, "Last Call: The Ultimate Campus Party." 

Scarpo spent two years creating "Last 
Call," an alcohol awareness program focused 
on responsible drinking and the reality of 
issues and decisions concerning alcohol. The 
program was composed of eye-opening 
visuals, shocking true stories and improvisa- 
tional activities involving students from the 

At the start of the program, Scarpo invited 
any students who had ever been charged 
with a DUI to share their stories. The average 
cost of a DUI is $3000. He explained many 
situations that can cause a DUI charge that do 
not involve cars. Operating bikes, wheelchairs, 
skateboards and any other vehicle under the 
influence of alcohol is reason for arrest. 

Scarpo reported that 44 percent of college 
students participate in drinking, and 700 stu- 
dents a year die in alcohol-related accidents. 
He urged all students to have a designated 
driver when going to a party involving alco- 
hol. He then shared the average amount that 
a college student spends on alcohol. Girls 
who drink spend about $300 a year, and boys 
who drink spend $750. The simple reason for 
this difference, Scarpo explained, is that males 
often buy females drinks. He advised students 
to avoid taking drinks from others and to be 
conscious of what they are drinking so that 
they can avoid becoming victims of rape or 
date rape. He also warned students about the 
dangers of alcohol poisoning. 

To close the program, Scarpo put down 
his microphone and played a recording of 
a call to 911 by students whose friend died 
of alcohol poisoning. With spring break 
approaching, he expressed that he did not 
want any student or their parents to receive 
that "last call." -KATI HELM 

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Cecil Coleman fights for the win in an intense 
game with Southeastem Bible College. PHOTO: 

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to second place 

Top: Fending off a North Georgia opponent, 
Freddy Little dribbles down the court. PHOTO: 

Left: High in the air, Ryan Westbrooks sinks a shot 
against Concordia-Selma. PHOTO: CARRIE MATTHEWS 

Above: The Falcons strategize in a pre-game huddle. 


3 Mark Plaza 

4 Jeremy Russell 

5 Chauncey Thompson 
10 Tauras Dortch 
20 Jordan Hutchison 
22 Demarcus Richard 

24 Jonas Brown 

25 Ryan Westbrooks 
30 Matt Nelson 

32 Cecil Coleman 

33 Gerald January 
35 Ronald Severtsgaard 
42 Alex Lovell 
44 Freddy Little 
50 Patrick Morris 

Head Coach 
Assistant Coach 
Graduate Assistant Coach 

Danny Young 

Ryan Powell 

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and graduate research 

Meeting of the Minds Symposium, formerly 
Undergraduate Research Day, tool< place on 
Thursday, March 25, in Wills Hall. More than 60 
students participated in this year's research 
day. The daylong program encompassed pre- 
sentations of graduate and undergraduate 
research projects, as well as a lecture by 2009 

University Scholar Kelly Wacker. Wacker's pre- 
sentation, titled "Home Again: Research as a 
Journey," described her last nine years at UM 
and how her research in art has evolved and 
carried herthrough many avenues of thought, 
exploring the age-old question, "What is art?" 

Top: Researchers gather for a group photo. 

Above left: University Scholar Kelly Wacker, associati 
professor of art. gave a lecture on her research at UM. 

Above right: Alisha Schmitt and AmbreeGober explair 
their study, titled "Characterization of Membrane 
Trafficking in Schizosaccharomyces Pombe." 



Presenters (Faculty Advisers) Title 

AK i 

Mercedes Jones (M, Duran) Living Gods, Living 

Ritual: The Role of Candomble in Brazilian National 

Arts Identity 

Orlana Padron (K. Graffeo) Intimacy: From Me to You 

Ambree Gober (M. Styers) Characterization of 
Membrane Trafficking in Schizosaccharomyces Pombe 
Alisha Schmitt (M, Styers) Characterization of 
Membrane Trafficking in Schizosaccharomyces Pombe 
Alisha Schmitt (K. Hope & S. Bellis) Detection of 
Mesenchymal Stem Cell Proliferation on Electrospun 
Three-Dimensional Nanofibrous Scaffolds 


Wes Archer (J. Connell) The Net Thirty Credit 

Solution: A Teaching Case on Accounts Receivable 

Danielle Barnes (J, Connell) A Penny Saved is a Penny 

Earned: A Case Study on the Time Value of Money 

Jordan Barrios (J. Connell) The Net Thirty Credit 

Solution: A Teaching Case on Accounts Receivable 

Patrick Batey (J. Connell) UM Football--ls it Worth 

It?: A Case Study in Cost Benefit Analysis 

Brian Baulch (J Connell) You've Won the Lottery, Now 

What?: A Case Study in the Time Value of Money 

Rachel Brown (J. Connell) UM Football--ls it Worth 

It?: A Case Study in Cost Benefit Analysis 

Tripp Cash (J. Connell) The Net Thirty Credit 

Solution: A Teaching Case on Accounts Receivable 

Jason EIrod 0- Connell) The Net Thirty Credit 

Solution: A Teaching Case on Accounts Receivable 

Ritchie Franklin (J. Connell) A Penny Saved is a Penny 

Earned: A Case Study on the Time Value of Money 

Kevin Garcia (J. Connell) Where to Expand?: A Case 

Study in Capital Budgeting 

John Gothard U. Connell) You've Won the Lottery 

Now What?: A Case Study in the Time Value of Money 

Mallory Grauel (J. Connell) Dreams Meet Reality: A 

Case Study in Financial Planning 

Colby Green (J. Connell) Dreams Meet Reality: A 

Case Study in Financial Planning 

Brooke Grissom (J. Connell) Dreams Meet Reality: 

A Case Study in Financial Planning 

Justin Headley (J. Connell) You've Won the Lottery, 

Now What'': A Case Study in the Time Value of Money 

Renee Hope U- Connell) A Penny Saved is a Penny 

Earned: A Case Study on the Time Value of Money 

jMallory Keith (l Connell) The Net Thirty Credit 

'Solution: A Teaching Case on Accounts Receivable 

jCindy King (J. Connell) Dreams Meet Reality: A 

'Case Study in Financial Planning 

Kelly Langele U- Connell) UM Football-Is it Worth 

It' A Case Study in Cost Benefit Analysis 

David McCord (J. Connell) Where to Expand?: A 

Case Study in Capital Budgeting 

Amanda Minnifield (J. Connell) Where to Expand?: 

A Case Study in Capital Budgeting 
Jonathan McQueen U. Connell) UM Football-Is it 
Worth It?': A Case Study in Cost Benefit Analysis 
Jonathan Moseley (J. Connell) UM Football-Is it 
Worth It?: A Case Study in Cost Benefit Analysis 
Jessica Parker (J. Connell) A Penny Saved is a Penny 
Earned: A Case Study on the Time Value of Money 
Joe Prokop (J. Connell) Where to Expand?: A Case 
Study in Capital Budgeting 
Michelle Schneider 0^ Connell) Dreams Meet 
Reality: A Case Study in Financial Planning 
Brett Terry U. Connell) The Net Thirty Credit 
Solution: A Teaching Case on Accounts Receivable 
Kelly Thomas (J, Connell) A Penny Saved is a Penny 
Earned: A Case Study on the Time Value of Money 
Casey Willis (J. Connell) Where to Expand?: A Case 
Study in Capital Budgeting 
Allison Wood (J. Connell) You've Won the Lottery, Now 
What?: A Case Study in the Time Value of Money 

'/.nfv'.vr. irncATiON science and disorders 

Mya McGee (M. Salas-Provance) The Effects of 

Dialect on the Everyday Lives of Alabamians 


Jessica Mitchell (S, Bell) Perpetuating Feminist 

Stereotypes in Bitch Magazine: The Vixen vs. 

the Feminazi 

Jennifer Woodbery (S. Bell) Jenson vs. Eveleth: A 

Look at Second Wave Feminism through Film 


Will Davis (J. Moore) An Analysis of Gender Differences 
and Performance in the Elementary School Classroom 
Heather Renea Martin (A. Rooker) Case Study 
Candyce Osburn (H. Cost) Identifying Preferred 
Modes of Communication Between Parents and 
their Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders 
Erica Russell (E. Thrower) The Role of Music 
Therapy: Rehabilitation of Verbal and Nonverbal 
Communication Skills of the Elderly 


Shernita Little (R Mahaffey) Transience and Racial 

Masking in New Orleans' African American Poetry 


Jesse Gosper (C Hultquist) Dressing the French 

Revolution: Fashion's Pivotal Role 

Dallas Hanbury (R. Truss) Southern Honor and the 

Brooks-Sumner Affair 

Lynda Tidmore (C. Hultquist) Madame de 

Pompadour: More Than Just a Mistress 


Jennifer Zimmerman (C. Miller-Kirby) Massage Therapy 
Improves Quality of Life: Why This Therapy Needs to be 
Incorporated in a Health and Wellness Program 


Kalyn Wolfe (S. Thompson) You've Been Poked: 

Social Media and Authenticity 


Megan Crisler (J. Burling & K. Gilbert) Assessment 
of Stress and Coping in College Students: Does a 
Sense of Humor Help? 
Allison Marchase (J. Burling & K, Gilbert) 
Assessment of Stress and Coping in College 
Students: Does a Sense of Humor Help? 
Nathaniel Douglas U. Burling & K. Gilbert) 
Assessment of Stress and Coping in College 
Students: Does a Sense of Humor Help? 
Ursula Nixon (J. Burling & K. Gilbert) Examining 
Test Anxiety in College Students: Does Motivation 
and Self Efficacy Matter? 

Alexander Scott (J. Burling & K. Gilbert) Examining 
Test Anxiety in College Students: Does Motivation 
and Self Efficacy Matter? 


Terry Hughston (C. Doerfler) Demographics and 

Voting Patterns in Montevallo SGA Elections 

Carrie Robbins (S. Parker) Surveying the 
Educational Department at Lovelady Center 


Beth Ansley (C. Bentley) A Research Study on How 

Investigations and Everyday Math Promote of 

Foster Math Computational Fluency 

Leanne Craft (C Bentley) A Research Study on 

How Investigations and Everyday Math Promote of 

Foster Math Computational Fluency 

Emily Heisler (C. Bentley) A Research Study on 

How Investigations and Everyday Math Promote of 

Foster Math Computational Fluency 

Caria Johnson (C. Bentley) A Research Study on 

How Investigations and Everyday Math Promote of 

Foster Math Computational Fluency 

Christopher Loftin (C. Bentley) The Factors Affecting 

Secondary Students' Decision to Join Choir 

Emily McCaffety (R Mahafl'ey) The Myths that are 

Better than History: Placage, Quadroon Balls, and 

Miscegenation in New Orleans 

Emily McCaffety (R Mahaffey) The "Life" of the 

Author: Kurt Vonnegut's Novelistic Surprises and 

Authorial Roles 

Karen Vann (C. Bentley) A Research Study on How 

Investigations and Everyday Math Promote of 

Foster Math Computational Fluency 

Cynthia Quinn White (G. Conway) In a Darkroom 

The Eye Begins to See: Writer's Spaces of 

Composition and Development 

Teresa Whiting (G. Conway) Praise: A Vital 

Necessity in Teacher Responses to Student Writing 



Concluding her work toward her Bachelor 
of Music degree with a concentration in 
vocal perfornnance, Katy Vest's senior recital 
was held March 25 in LeBaron Recital Hall. 
She began the recital with "When I am laid 
in earth," from Dido and Aeneas, by Henry 
Purcell, which, as Vest's program notes indi- 
cated, was the first real opera in the English 
language. Next, Vest performed "Frauenliebe 

und Leben," translated "A Woman's Love and 
Life," which is a cycle of poems written by 
Adelbert von Chamisso. Robert Schumann 
later put music to these pieces. 

Following the intermission. Vest sang the 
Reynaldo Hahn pieces "5/ mes vers avaient 
ailes," "Mai," and "L'Heure exquise." This was fol- 
lowed by "Unused I am to lovers," "The Carol 
of the Birds," and "Go 'way from my window," 

by John Jacob Niles. Camille Saint-Saens's 
"Mon Coeur s'ouvre a ta voix" from Samson et 
Dalila, which depicted a love scene between 
the Biblical characters Samson and Delilah, 
concluded the recital, which was followed 
by a reception. Vest is from the studio of ' 
Dr. Roderick George. -KATI HELM. PHOTO: 


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Video Comm/^^^^cation 

The National Broadcasting Society and 

Alpha Epsilon Rho held their annual induc- 
tion ceremony in March. Presiding over the 
ceremony were NB5 president, Kalyn Wolfe, 
and adviser. Jay Cofield. NBS goes beyond 
the classroom to prepare college students for 
careers in the electronic media. NBS provides 
opportunities for ethical leadership, advanced 
media education, exposure to electronic 
media and career preparation. NBS ongoing 
projects include Falcon Fever, webcast ath- 
letic games and videos for special events. 

NBS Members; Sierra Barder, Arl<y Shea 
Bartlett, Brittany Bivins, Palandria Brand, 

Drew Granthum, Azikiwe Grayson, Reginald 
Green, Ashley Guillot, Dylan Lard, Brick Lutz, 
Joseph Murdoch, Lauren Nickel, John Perrault, 
Ashley Rogers, John Screven, Leah Shelton, 
Dorothy Sherman, Rebecca Sims, Thomas 
Smith, Sydney Stover, Hunter Tinsley Costa 
Tsoutsikos, Leon Whitely Kalyn Wolfe, Rita 
Cecil Wright. Adviser: Jay Cofield. 

Alpha Epsilon Rho National Honor Society 

the honor society associated with the 
National Broadcasting Society recognizes 
junior-level students with a high academic 
record and who have demonstrated dedica- 
tion to a mass communication field. Members 

of Alpha Epsilon Rho emphasize superior 
scholarship and creative participation in elec- 
tronic media, including broadcasting, radio, 
television, Internet technologies, new media 
and other forms of mass communication. 
Membership in Alpha Epsilon Rho exemplifies 
excellence of work, demonstrated leadership 
qualities and service to the organization, the 
community and the industry 

Alpha Epsilon Rho Members; Brittany Bivins, 
Erick Lutz, Joseph Murdoch, Sydney Stover, 
Hunter Tinsley Costa Tsoutsikos, Leon Whitely 
Rita Cecil Wright. Advisers; Jay Cofield and 
Tiffany Roskamp-Bunt. PHOTOS; AMY SWINDLE 

Simply .st/^^ning 

Completely filled with purple and white dec- 
orations, Anna Irvin Dining Hall transformed 
into a March of Dimes auditorium on March 
25 for the I Am Beautiful Pageant. Directed 
by Leah Thompson, the pageant featured 
members from almost all of the Greek orga- 
nizations on campus as contestants. The con- 
testants were judged on four separate areas 
including opening act, Montevallo spirit and 

I interview question, talent and evening wear. 

' The judges for the event were Linda Gross, 
the youth link to the Alabama Chapter for 
March of Dimes, Robyn Boyd, director of stu- 

' dent life, and Jennifer Wycoff, coordinator of 

j learning enrichment. 

The opening act offered the judges and 
audience a first look at the contestants and 
their moves with a dance number. Following 
the opening act, contestants came out 
one at a time to show off their school spirit 

by wearing purple, gold or both as they 
answered a randomly selected interview 
question. Once each contestant completed 
the interview portion, they went backstage 
to change and prepare for the talent portion. 

Talents for the evening included sing- 
ing, dancing and even cheering. After each 
contestant performed, they came out indi- 
vidually in their evening wear as the mas- 
ters of ceremonies, Randall Porter and Jenna 
Bellamy read their bios and volunteer experi- 
ences. After all four events were completed, 
the judges deliberated while the audience 
learned more about the March of Dimes, an 
organization working to develop research, 
awareness and funding for infants born pre- 
maturely or with birth defects. 

All the contestants then came back on 
stage for the last time as Porter and Bellamy 
prepared to announce the winners. Receiving 

third runner-up was Julie Beasley represent- 
ing Phi Mu. Second runner-up was Katie 
Hall, representing Alpha Gamma Delta. The 
winner and "Miss I Am Beautiful" was Mechay 
Rush, also representing Phi Mu. The second 
runner-up for the male contestants was 
Patrick Johnson, who represented Delta Chi. 
Crowned as "Mr. I Am Beautiful" was Isaac 
McDow, of Alpha Kappa Lambda. 

All proceeds of the event went directly 
to March of Dimes, and the pageant raised 
approximately $750. Rush and McDow each 
received $100 for their organizations' philan- 
thropies. The pageant offered an entertaining 
way to raise money and awareness for the 
March of Dimes, and the pageant coordina- 
tors hope for it to become an annual event. 

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week of games 

Greek Week took place March 29-April 1 as 
fraternities and sororities competed against 
one anotlier in creative and entertaining 
tasks. Beginning witln a talent show and 
ending with a red carpet awards night, the 
week brought the Greeks together through 
fun, good-spirited competition. Although 
there were winners for each night's events, 
the winners were not announced until the 
final night of Greek Week. 

The first event of the week was a sports- 
themed talent show held on Monday, March 
29, in LeBaron Recital Hall. Each sorority and 
fraternity had a person or group to represent 
the organization as they performed songs, 
cheers, raps and dances that made the audi- 
ence laugh. Judging the performances were 
Greg Embry, associate director of admissions. 
Sherry Ford, associate professor of commu- 
nications studies and director of honors pro- 
gram, and Arilyn Henderson, executive secre- 
tary of the Student Government Association. 
The winners of the talent show were Alpha 
Gamma Delta, with a musical performance 
by Maranda Jennings accompanied by David 
Brasher, and Alpha Tau Omega, with their 

dance and musical arrangement featuring 
the evolution of music ranging from an Elvis 
Presley imitation to an Elton John rendition. 

The following night was game night on 
the intramural fields. The first game was Red 
Light, Green Light played on a tarp covered in 
baby oil. If a participant was unable to stop on 
the red light, his or her face was quickly cov- 
ered in a whipped cream pie. Other games 
included tug-of-war, a sponge relay and the 
"Dizzy Izzy" relay race. By the time the games 
ended, everyone was covered in mud or slime 
from the festivities. Chi Omega and Alpha 
Gamma Delta tied for the sorority game com- 
petition, and Alpha Kappa Lambda was the 
winning fraternity. 

Wednesday brought more fun activities 
that did not get everyone so messy. The 
Philanthropy Night held on Main Quad ben- 
efited Backpack Buddies, an organization 
created to provide elementary students with 
food for the weekends. Each sorority and 
fraternity was asked to donate food items 
as a competition to see which organization 
brought the most. The winners of the phi- 
lanthropy event were Chi Omega and Alpha 

Kappa Lambda. Following the collection of 
food items, there was an Easter egg hunt in 
which the organizations earned points for 
each egg found. Phi Mu and Alpha Kappa 
Lambda found the most eggs. 

The final night, Thursday, April 1, was the 
evening the Greeks were waiting for. As a red 
carpet event, each sorority and fraternity was 
asked to dress in formal attire. There were 
awards for best and worst dressed, going to 
Hannah Fowler and Laura Batt respectively, 
both members of Phi Mu. Other awards 
included highest grades, going to Phi Mu 
and Alpha Kappa Lambda; new member 
of the year, which went to Sherrod Hall 
of Lambda Chi Alpha; outstanding senior, 
Jessica Robinson of Alpha Gamma Delta; 
best program, awarded to Adrian Lucas of 
Phi Mu for the golf tournament; community 
service award, given to Leah Thompson of 
Phi Mu for her work for March of Dimes; and 
fraternity man of the year, which went to 
James Kitchens of Lambda Chi Alpha. Overall 
participation winners were Phi Mu and Alpha 
Kappa Lambda. -LAURA BATT PHOTOS: 

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Maddie Cothren and Devin Lilly kicked off 
the spring BFA senior shows March 28-April 
], with the only graphic design and mixed 
media BFA shows of the semester. 

Ranging from the months in her "Lyrical 
Calendar" to the pages from a Jack and the 
Beanstalk storybook, many of the works in 
Cothren's show focused on typography The 
clean simplicity of these works is a trademark 
of her style, as it carried over to the product 
designs for Bluebell Ice Cream and Fiji Green 
Cleaners that she also presented. 

The works exhibited by Lilly illustrated how 
her skills include a mastery of ceramic work, 
printmaking and glasswork, among others. 
The design of her show also demonstrated 
her ability to plan and arrange multimedia 
works to evoke a particular mood. PHOTOS: 



The Pi Kappa Alpha tug-of-war team struggles 
against the brothers of Lambda Chi Alpha. 

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Greek Life 

Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity celebrated St. 
Patrick's Day late with what they called the 
"first arnnual Luck of the Irish Dodgeball 
Tournament" on March 31 in Myrick gym. Each 
ream, as well as spectators, had to pay a fee 
•Q enter the tournament to raise money for 
"he fraternity's philanthropic cause, research 
ror cystic fibrosis. The tournament, which 
attracted nearly one hundred spectators and 
players, alternated between men's and wom- 
en's matches. In addition to fraternities and 
sororities, teams were formed by Montevallo 
BCM, UM volleyball players and other student 




timply deaths 

Gianni Schicchi and Tlie Medium 

Right: Following a spectral scare during one of her 
hoax seances, Madame Flora leans on Monica for 
support while Toby sits nearby. 

Below: Longtime customers Mr. and Mrs. Gobineau 
explain to Mrs. Nolan the circumstances of their 
son's death. 

Following the success of last year's full 
performance of Hansel and Gretel was the 
Montevallo Department of Music's "Night of 
One-Act Operas," which showcased both the 
funny Gianni Schicci and the haunting The 
Medium on April 2-3 in Palmer Auditorium. 

In the dramedy Gianni Schicci, a family 
is brought together by the death of their 
beloved and wealthy brother and uncle 
Buoso Donati. The family shows a range of 
emotions following his death; the sorrow of 
their loss, hysterics while searching for his will, 
worry they will not find it, and relief when 
they do. However, the reading of the will sets 
off a cacophony of angry voices denounc- 
ing the late Donati — he has left everything 
he owns to a local group of friars. Lauretta, 
would-be fiance to Rinuccio, one of the kin, 
pleads to her father, Gianni Schicci, to help the 
family trick Donati's lawyer into changing the 
will. This song, "0 Mi Babbino Caro," was the 
most moving performance of the night, set 
apart because of its sincerity from the rather 
comical overtones of the rest of the opera. 

In stark contrast to the humor and simple 
materialism of the characters in Gianni Schicci, 
The Medium is decidedly darker, with more 
complex characters. Madame Flora is an 
abusive, oft-drunk clairvoyant who exploits 
those who come to her in great vulnerability; 

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people who trust she connects them to the 
voices of their deceased loved ones. Mr. and 
Mrs. Gobineau, regular visitors to Madame 
Flora, reassure the skeptical Mrs. Nolan, who 
is visiting for the first time. The stage goes 
completely black, save for a single light on 
Flora, and another when the "spirit voices" of 
the lost children, whom the audience knows 
is Flora's daughter Monica, "speak" to those 
present. This eerie feeling of the scene is 
exacerbated when Flora herself shrieks — she 
swears a cold hand has gripped her neck, and 
she wants to place blame on the mute Toby. 
Whereas Gianni Schicci playfully caused the 
audience to laugh about when deceit for gain 
can be rationalized, even when associated with 
death. The Medium rounded out that point of 
view, sending the crowd home thinking about 
the consequences of such exploitation. 





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Trey West 

La Ciesca 

Christina Carol 


Chad Mills 


Grace Kauhn 


Richie Lisenby 


Devin Burton 


Sam Reece 

Gianni Scicclii 

Patrick Jones 


Melissa Harbison 

Dr. Spinelloccio 

Austin Peek 


Travis Baldwin 

Buoso Donati 

Benjamin Middaugh 



Jordan Hampton 


Austin Peek 

Madame Flora 

Yamuna Meleth 

Mrs. Gobineau 

Jennifer Evans 

Mr. Gobineau 

Chad Mills 

Mrs. Nolan 

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Stricken with horror as they read the will of the late 
Buoso Donati, his family realizes he has not left his 
vast wealth to any ofthenn. 

Gianni Schicchi prepares to portray the already- 
deceased Donati to fool Dr. Spinelloccio into rhinl<ing 
he IS alive and well. 

Eager to fulfill Schicchi's plan, Rinuccio brings Donati's 
lawyer to rewrite the will. 

Still dressed as the dead man, Schicchi soal<s up 
praises from the Donati women for fooling the doctor 



Cliarles Woods 

Assistant Director 

Laurie Middaugli 

Lighting and Sound 


Daniel Demaree 
Brian McLendon 


Gosia Leska 

Violin 1 

Lora Kilpatrick 
Jennifer Thomas 

Violin II 






Amanda Igo 

Joe Ortiguera 

Bryan Sibley 

Adrian Davis 

Julie Franklin 

Matthew Watts 

Hovhannes Alanakyan 

Katie Holaway 

Brandon Taylor 

Laurie Middaugh 

Jordan Miller 

Flute Emily Johnson 

Clarinet Claire Wilson 

Katie Rogers 

Oboe (Soprano Sax) (Gianni Schicchi) Dakota Bromley 

{The Medium) Sarah Jenkins 

Bassoon Heather Henriques 

Trumpet Joseph Ardovino 

Vincent Schneider 
Trombone Andrew George 

French Horn Krystle Smyly Gallegos 

Julie McEntee 

In con)^^^.tion 


Holly Busby and Erin Knox 

In partial fulfillment of the Bachelor of Music 
Education degree, musicians Holly Busby and 
Erin Knox presented their joint senior recital 
on April 5 in LeBaron Recital Hall. Busby, a 
choral music education major, is a soprano 
vocalist under the direction of Assistant 
Professor of Music Charles Wood, and Knox, 

an instrumental music education major, is a 
flute student of Genevieve Briggs. 

Busby and Knox alternated between their 
pieces. Busby's repertoire included pieces 
that spoke about love and nature. Knox's 
repertoire included well-known compos- 
ers such as Bach and Schumann. Before the 

intermission, the two performed "Une Flute 
Invisible" by C. Saint-Saens together. 

Following the recital, a reception was 
held in the Eraser Seminar Room. Eamily and 
friends of the two performers joined them 
for finger foods and socializing. PHOTOS: 


ns|)ired by the popular television show, 
'America's Best Dance Crew," Phi Mu hosted 
the first "Montevallo's Best Dance Crew" in 
Palmer Auditorium on April 6. Small teams 
of dancers represented their organizations 
with short original dance routines judged by 
the women of Phi Mu. Performing first was 
Alpha Gamma Delta's dance crew, known as 

"Classy but Sassy." They were followed by Chi 
Omega's "Chioakies," and Lambda Chi Alpha's 
"TJ Mason" concluded the competition. Phi 
Mu performed its own routine for the audi- 
ence before the winners were announced. 

Lambda Chi Alpha's "TJ Mason" was 
awarded first place, and Alpha Gamma Delta's 
"Classy but Sassy" came in second. Alpha 

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Gamma Delta also won the award for the best 
banner, which was displayed that week in the 
cafeteria with those of the other competi- 
tors. "Chioakies" won the award for the best 
crew name. Proceeds from the event went 
to Phi Mu's philanthropy, Children's Miracle 

/^Conventional hues 

Though they both showcased drawing, the 
works of Jimbo Smith and Casey Cooper fea- 
tured drastically different styles. Displayed in 
the gallery April 11-15, Smith's show, "Static 
Transference," was comprised of large works, 
drawn on canvas in dark relief over back- 
grounds of bold colors, bringing together strik- 
ing organic and inorganic lines to create oth- 
erworldly effects with his mostly mechanical 
or architectural-themed objects. His subjects 
varied, with a few dark machines rendered 
beautifully over bright yellows and greens, sev- 
eral mechanized organic forms over vivid blues, 
greens, and reds, a smiling girl and sinew-like 
forms with spider web effects over dusty 
orange backgrounds, and even dilapidated 
houses with orange backgrounds like fire. 

The Arts 

In juxtaposition to the fiery, man-made 
theme of Smith's works, sections of seascape 
scenes filled Cooper's show, titled "Reach." 
Featuring smaller drawings on fine art paper. 
Cooper's pieces used somewhat fantastical 
colors to vividly portray the undersea organ- 
isms, plants and coral in her drawings. The 
bright colors and extraordinary creatures fea- 
tured in her works were drawn, almost com- 
pletely opposite to Smith's works, on darker 
backgrounds with more subdued blues and 
cool-toned blacks — a convention taken from 
the darkness of the deep seascapes from 
whence her subjects seem to crawl. -RACHEL 

I ■-['Precedented 



Tyree Wail<er 

Lady Macbeth 

Holly Dale 


Zach demons 


Tavi Juarez 


Steven Williams 


Karrow Wilson 

Witch 1 

Logan Reid 

Stephen Billy 

Witch 2 

Mia Shirley 

Courtney Harrelson 

Witch 3 

Bethany Dawson 

Naomi Armand 


Tim Nix 

Sergeant/lst Murderer/Messenger 

Destiny Hayden 


Aaron Moore 


Sabrina Wilson 

FleanceA'oung Siward 

Karen Marie Black 

Lady Macduff 

Katie Dale 


Logan Arrowood 


Lindsey Bristol 


Matt Smith 


Sierra Riggs 


Grant Bowen 

Angus/2nd Murderer 

Jeremiah Snider 


Tabby Stott 


Tony McKeel 

3rd Murder 

Brandon Christian 



Marcus Lane 

Asst, Director 

Karow Wilson 

Set Design 

Kel Laeger 

Costume Design 

Landi McAdams 

Lighting Design 

James Bennett 

Mal^e-up Design 

Emily Gil 

Asst. Make-up Design/Special Effects Stephanie Farris 

Sound Design 

Brian McLendon 

Vocal/Diction Coach 

Tammy Killian 

Fight Captains 

Zach demons 

Destiny Hayden 

Stage Manager 

Hannah-Jean Farris 

Asst. Stage Managers 

Emily Yundt 

Frank Deming 

Light Board Operator 

Peter Isaacson 

Sound Board Operator 

Brian McLendon 

Sound Asst. 

Jasmine Hawkins 

Technical Director 

Stephen Frausto 

Above left: The ingenious doubly-portrayed witches 
tell IVIacbeth and Banquo of their kingly futures. 

Right: Malcom, Macduff and Ross swear to lead 
an army against the tyrannical Macbeth. PHOTO: 



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The set is dark, painted blacl<. A purple liglnt 
in tiie background reveals the shape of two 
cogs, one hanging from the ceiling, the other 
jutting from behind a platform. Fighting 
erupts from all sides. Swords clash as play- 
ers move across the stage with parries and 
ripostes. Thus the theatre department's rendi- 
tion of Shakespeare's classic tragedy Macbeth 
both begins and ends in bloodshed. 

Macbeth, which ran in Reynolds Studio 
Theatre from April 8-11, was directed by 
Marcus Lane, assistant professor of theatre. 
It was the senior BFA project of actors Tyree 
Walker and Holly Dale and costume designer 
Landi McAdams. The style of the play had 
heavy influences from the steam punk genre, 
as well as the Victorian and Edwardian periods. 
Lane chose the style of the play to reflect "a 
bygone era, but one which breaks from the 
historical." Lane describes the play as both 

brutal and creepy 

Dut claims that, above 

all, it is also a love story He wants the audi- 
ence to "see the love between Macbeth and 
Lady Macbeth" which holds them together 
through their quest for power and eventual 

The madness begins with the prophecy 
of three "weird sisters," witches who hail 
Macbeth the thane of Cawdor, a title which 
Macbeth does not realize the king has pres- 
ently dispatched messengers to bestow 
upon him. Theyalso predict that Macbeth 
will soon be king. It is these prophecies which 
drive Macbeth and his wife to kill Duncan and 
seize the throne of Scotland. Lane's witches 
are undeniably weird sisters — dirty, wreath- 
ing hags with wild hair. Each witch is played 
by two actors, speaking in unison. Their con- 
stant motion on the small platform, lit only by 
a red light which reflects in the fog surround- 
ing them, made their scenes feel tense and 




•vercome with guilt after l<illing Duncan, Macbeth 
m only stare at his blood-stained hands, even as 
idy Macbeth extols the good of his actions. PHOTO: 




The combined theme of the BFA show for Sky 
Johnson and Jessica Young, shown from April 
4-8, was portraiture. The similarities in the two 
sets of work, however, end there. 

Johnson's "the fragile figure" featured pho- 
tographs processed on glass instead of the 
usual photographic paper, thus allowing light 
to shine through the images. Johnson took 
full advantage of this, building individual light 
boxes for each print. The photographs them- 
selves, although not all of faces, could still be 
characterized as portraits, for each told about 
its subject. Each photograph was taken of a 
portion of the person's body, which had a 
sentence or phrase written on it in dark ink, 
meant to symbolize aspects of the individu- 
al's personality. Phrases included powerful 
messages such as, "I am the loudest silence 
you will ever know," "I am not invisible," and "I 
simply am."The body language shown in each 
portrait symbolizes, physically, at least part of 
the phrase written upon it. The light emanat- 
ing from behind each seemed to be casting 
light on the secrets in the photographs. 

Young's work, conversely, is made up of 
"traditional" portraits, but only in the sense 
that her paintings all include the faces of the 
subjects. What set her show, "nosce te ipsum" 
apart from the traditional is all other aspects 
of the works, which was stressed in the title 
of the show, which is Latin for "know thyself." 
Some of the colors used to paint her sub- 
jects include bright purples, pinks and blues, 
which, outlined the faces and bodies of the 
people and also bled and swirled along and 
away from them. This gave a sort of ethereal 
look to each painting, highlighted by the large 
eyes on their faces, which seemed to look at 
nothing and everything at once. Young also 
used light in her works, using canvas shape, 
size, and placement, along with mirrors and 
lights, to cast shadows and reflections as part 
of her works. -RACHEL CRISSON. PHOTOS: 

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/ V 

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. hosted "Skee 
Week" April 11-16 with a number of events on 
campus and in the community. The week's 
theme was "Welcome to Ivy wood." The soror- 
ity attended Sunday worship together at Mt. 
Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Wilton. 
On Monday afternoon, the group provided 
stress awareness information to students in 
the cafeteria, followed by a hair and makeup 
tutorial in the Underground. They held a "Pink 
Freeze" event during lunch on Tuesday and 
Wednesday distributing popsicles outside 
the cafeteria. Also on Tuesday, students could 
learn safe internet practices in a "Technology 


Forum" in Morgan Flail. 

The sorority hosted a "Pink Carpet Movie 
Night" in Wallace Hall on Wednesday encour- 
aging attendees to bring food to donate to 
the Backpack Buddies program. Thursday 
AKA invited the campus police department 
to inform students of the dangers of rape, 
offering safety precautions and general 
advice at a program in the Underground. To 
close out the week of festivities, the soror- 
ity gave back through volunteer work with 
Montevallo Matters, helping clean up the 



Montevallo Baptist Campus Ministries and the 
Ecclesia Bible study group teamed up to host 
a ministry and worship event on Main Quad 
Tuesday, April 13, called "United UM." The BCM 
is a student-led organization, while Ecclesia is 
a student-oriented small-group Bible study 
based out of The Church at Shelby Crossings 
in Calera. The two Christian ministry groups 
usually exist as separate entities, but BCM 
president Daniel Waid and Campus Minister 
Sean Thornton, along with Ecclesia study 
leader Brian Fulton, decided to bring the 
groups together for a night of shared worship. 
The combined event provided students 
with a time of worship on campus with 
friends and an opportunity to garner more 

participation. Daniel Birdsong, on guitar, sang 
along with Adrienne Mattheme as they led 
the group of approximately 50 students in 
praise and worship songs to start out the 
event. After several songs were sung and the 
students settled in, Birdsong and Mattherne 
turned over the stage to Thornton. The 
campus minister spoke to the crowd about 
the differences in unity and uniformity, using 
a Star Trek example of the Borg for the latter, 
to great comedic affect for all the "trekkies" in 
the audience. 

As the light faded, spotlights and eyes 
turned to another Sean, BCM member and 
UM student Sean Toler. Toler spent the next 
hour recounting his journey to faith, a truly 

emotional time for all who listened. Wl" ;e 
he spoke, members of the BCM handed our 
little slips of paper to students in the au.ii- 
ence. When he was done speaking, Toler 
asked the students who were handed the 
papers to come up to the stage and share 
the specific passages of scripture written on 
them. Birdsong then returned to the stage 
and softly played melodies to praise songs on 
guitar while the students spoke. Mattherne 
joined him when all the passages had been 
read, and the night ended as it began, with 
the group joined in songs of worship. 



Cor\]l4/^X\\/e chords 

Ashley Harp, a choral music education 
student, performed his senior recital on 
Tuesday, April 13, in LeBaron Recital Hall. His 
^peiformance, presented in three segments, 
consisted of a variety of pieces performed 
on the piano. 

Harp, a student of Anthony Pattin, opened 
his performance with two technically 

ambitious pieces from the Baroque and 
Classical periods, Domenico Scarlatti and 
Franz Joseph Haydn, respectively. 

In his second set, he performed "To a 
Water Lily, Op. 52" and "March Wind, Op. 40 
No. 10," by an American composer, Edward 
McDowell. McDowell's pieces are inspired 
by nature and their rhythms reflect the 

elements they are imbued with. 

For his final set. Harp performed two 
pieces by Romantic composers, Johannes 
Brahms and Sergei Rachmaninoff. 

Friends and family gathered to congratu- 
late Harp and enjoy a reception following 

Far left: Adrienne Mattherne and Daniel BIrdsong 
lead the group in praise and worship songs. 

Left: Sean Toler shares his testimony with the crowd. 

/.'.precedented --^ 


Collaborations between the students, and 
sometinnes the professors as well, of various 
types of art classes are not uncomnnon occur- 
rences on the Montevallo campus. Four tinnes 
in the last five years, an ongoing collaboration 
between the art and English departnnents 
called Prints and Poems has taken place, with 
an event unveiling the works hosted in the 
library after all work is completed. During the 
2009-2010 school year, students participating 
in Jim Murphy's advanced creative writing 
class continued this annual collaboration with 

the students of Scott Stephens' advanced 
printmaking class. 

During the fall term, the printmaking stu- 
dents produced various prints to satisfy the 
requirements of their course. Near the end of 
the semester, Stephens told them to choose 
one of the prints they made during that time to 
present to the following term's creative writing 
class for inspiration. Thus, when the creative 
writing class started in the spring. Murphy ded- 
icated one of his poetry assignments to the 
prints. Each student was able to choose one 

Following the presentation, students, faculty and staff 
peruse the works. PHOTO: RACHEL CRISSON 

Holding Scott Stephens' print, Jim Murphy describes the 
creative writing process with regards to the collabora- 

of the prints and write a poem describing, in 
response to, or inspired by the print they chose. 
On Thursday afternoon, April 15, a presen- 
tation of the prints and their accompanying 
poems was held in Carmichael Library, with an 
audience of approximately 25 students, pro- 
fessors and librarians. The prints and poems 
were then displayed in glass cases on the 
main floor of the library for several months, 
eventually to be added to the circulating col- 
lection of artworks on the walls around the 
building. -RACHEL CRISSON 

As Rosie Maguire reads "loicir,,, ui: ekphrastic poem," 
Kelsey Roberts displays its Inspiration, her print titled 


Also holding his print, Stephens explains the printmak 




J ^z 

Joseph Ardovino, associate professor of music, 
led the Jazz Ensemble in its yearly concert in 
Palmer Auditorium on April 15. The ensem- 
ble, put together at the beginning of each 
year through a series of auditions, consists of 
approximately 20 music students. The students 
are divided into sections according to instru- 
ment: trumpets, saxophones, trombones, and 
the rhythm section, which includes a pianist, 
guitarist, bassist, and drummer 

The musical selections of the entire pro- 
gram were upbeat, starting with the "Bugle 

Call Rag," a lively piece by Billy Meyers. Sammy 
Nestico's "Switch in Time" was a little slower, 
which carried over to "'Round Midnight," 
a piece that highlighted guitarist Micah 
Simpson and pianist Drew Spradlin, and 
"Birdland's" more pronounced horn section 
carried the audience to the intermission. 

"Big Swing Face" brought the crowd back 
into the second half of the performance 
with the complicated rhythms and notes 
in piano and horn solos, and the big band 
sound of Buddy Rich. Nestico's "Fancy Pants" 

continued the big band sound, but with 
a slower tempo to ease listeners into the 
lower sounds of the Dixieland tune "That's a 
Plenty." After thanking the audience for their 
attendance and praise, Ardovino ended the 
performance with the ever-popular drum- 
beat-driven "Sing Sing Sing (With a Swing)," 
by Louis Prima. Audience and perform- 
ers alike gave a standing ovation to Jordan 
Miller's extended drum solo within the " "" 

^toppahle racquet 

Emily Blackwood prepares to serve the ball in an 

April 1 match against Stillman College. PHOTO: Kodi Bobo follows through on a hard return of the 




Emily Blackwood 

Kodi Bobo 

Ashlyn Bolton 

Kristi Kelly 

Alex Mangum 

Amy McGucken 

Helene Nordgreen 

Calli Robinson 

Head Coach: Steve Faulkner 



Feb. 14 

Armstrong Atlantic 


Feb, 19 

Albany State (Ga,) 


Feb, 20 

Fort Valley State 


Feb, 20 

Ga, Southwestern 


•-eb, 21 

Columbus State 


Feb, 23 



eb, 27 

North Georgia 


■ eb 28 



'Vlarch 6 

use Aiken 


■yiarch 7 

Augusta State 


March 1 2 



f-yiarch 20 

UNC Pembroke 


March 21 

Francis Marion 

L, 7-2 

March 24 



March 24 



March 30 


L, 5-4 

April 1 



April 2 

Southeastern (FL) 


April 7 

Clayton State 


April 16 


L, 5-4 

Alex Mangum kneels to return the ball to her Stillman 
College opponent PHOTO: CARRIE MATTHEWS 

As her doubles partner serves the ball, Kristi Kelly moves forward to get an edge on the return hit from Tuskegee 
University on March 24. PHOTO: JUSTIN BARRON 

i 'tPrecedented ^.3 

Maria and Francois stay poised during one of riie 
intricately choreograptied scenes of Summertime. 

One of the final theatrical events of the spring 
semester is the Spring Theatre Festival, a series 
of one-act plays directed and run entirely by 
senior theatre students. This year, instead of all 
plays being performed each night of the festi- 
val, each of the four stories was dedicated to 
a one-night-only performance between April 
15 and 18. 

The festival began Thursday with Line, an 
absurdist play from the 1960s, directed by Naomi 
Armand. The play is a societal commentary that 
begins with the slightly dimwitted Flemming 
waiting in a line for baseball tickets. Stephen, 
Dolan, Molly and her husband Arnall all eventu- 
ally pass by him and join In the line, continually 
lying, flirting and shoving their way to the front. 

Friday's show was a three-actress re- 
imagining of the one-person play My Name 
is Rachel Corrle, directed by Karow Wilson. A 

Stephen covers his face as he is confronted by 
Dolan, Arnall and other characters in Line. PHOTO: 

thought-provoking minimalist play. It follows 
the changes in mindset of the multifaceted 
title character through her true story, as told 
through her diary and e-mails to her parents. 
Rachel frantically claws her way through bouts 
of introversion, attempts at keeping meaning- 
ful relationships with her friends, family and 
hometown and an overall dissatisfaction with 
her lot In life — that is, until she becomes para- 
lyzed and then fixated on the realization that 
much of the world is much worse off than she. 
Summertime, directed by Marie Pope, took 
Saturday's viewers for a look at the absurdi- 
ties of love and sex within a group of family 
friends and lovers surrounding the American- 
Latin translator Tessa. Fantastic choreography 
and intricate interactions dominated the story 
Throughout the play, the intense Edmund con- 
tinually slips into a passionate soliloquy about 

Thelma and Harris argue over the man they saw on the 
way home in After Magritte PHOTO: JUSTIN BARRON 

the various struggling affairs. However, it is Frank 
who encapsulated the core Idea around the 
swirling and constantly changing relationships 
within the play when he says, "There are no such 
things as simple stories anymore." 

Closing out the festival was After Magritte, 
directed by James Kitchens. Dysfunctional 
dancers Harris and Thelma, along with their 
elderly tuba-obsessed live-in mother, want 
nothing more than to go about their own 
business practicing tuba and arguing over the 
man on a pogo stick with a tortoise they see 
coming back from the showing of Magrltte's 
works downtown. Much to the delight of the 
audience, it took more finagling than they 
expected to convince Inspectors Foot and 
Holmes that they have nothing to do with a 
one-legged traveling musician seen going 
down Main Street. -RACHEL CRISSON 



Stephen Billy 

Technical Director 

Frank Deming 

Director Naomi Armand 


Jerrica Cleckler 


Leah Craft 

Fleming Matt Smith 


Jeremiah Snider 

Sara Larson 

Stephen Logan Reid 


Michael Adams 

Stage Managers 

Ka'Breanna Avery 

Molly Mia Shirley 


Todd Campbell 

Anna Elise Craig 

Dolan Ahmad Jackson 


Jessica Carpenter 

Suzanne Dailey 

Arnall Jeremiah Snider 

Kelli Fievet 


Light Board Operators 

Frank Deming 



James Kitchens 

Stephen Frausto 

Director Karow Wilson 


Aaron Moore 

Sound Board Operators 

Andrew Fancher 

Rachel Corrie Holly Rabin 


Elizabeth Minyard 

Jasmine Hawkins 

Courtney Harrelson 


Karen Marie Black 

Brian McLendon 

Jade Rice 


Matthew Rose 

Kameron Tucker 


Matt Smith 

House Managers 

Naomi Armand 
James Kitchens 

Director Marie Pope 



Marie Pope 
Karow Wilson 

Tessa Bethany Dawson 

Lighting Design 

Kel Laeger 

Box Office 

Brittany Bivins 



The annual College of Fine Arts Gala, "A Taste 
for the Arts," showcased a sampling of student 
talent as a fundraiser for scholarships within 
the college. The evening opened in LeBaron 
Recital Hall at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, 
with several musical performances. A brass 
ensemble played "Contrapunctus I" by J. S. 
Bach and the hymn "Amazing Grace." Musical 
theatre student Tabby Stott performed "On 
My Way" and "Somebody to Love," followed 

by Steven Williams' rendition of "Marry Me a 
Little." Zach demons. Sierra Riggs and Lindsey 
Bristol entertained the audience with a song 
and dance to "Buddy's Blues," complete with 
top hats and canes. 

Selected honors musicians then took the 
stage, with performances from pianist Brandy 
Grondin, soprano Jordan Hampton and alto 
saxophonist Dakota Bromley The musical 
portion of the evening concluded with the 

Concert Choir's performances of "I Carry Your 
Heart With Me" and "The Battle of Jericho." 

Gala guests were then ushered to Anna 
Irvin Dining Hall, where paintings by Jessica 
Young and Casey Cooper, drawings by Jimbo 
Smith and photographs by Sky Johnson 
were on display. Attendees enjoyed a special 
dinner and each received an original photo 
etching as a memento. -SKY JOHNSON. 

Far left: Tabby Stott enthusiastically sings "On My 
Way" for gala guests. 

Left: President Williams and his wife Sandra study 
paintings by Casey Cooper. 

Below: Opening the gala with a selection from 
Bach's "The Art of Fugue," the brass quintet per- 
forms "Contrapunctus /." 

'7he Battle of Jericho," sung by the Concert Choir, concluded the musical portion of the evening. 


I .-Vprecedented 

in nature 

April 18-22 brought the BFA show of Kelly 
Shannon and Carrie Matthews to Bloch 
Gallery. Shannon's show, titled "in situ." filled 
half the gallery floor, wall and ceiling with 
large, highly organic nature-inspired sculp- 
tures, made with a variety of different mate- 
rials. The sculptures looked like a range of 
natural objects, including birds' nests hang- 
ing from the ceiling, spider webs taking over 
a corner of the gallery, and even an entire wall 
of barnacles. The title of the show is Latin for 
"in the original, natural place." The adjacency 
of all the sculptures as set up in the gallery 
brought a sense of completeness to the show, 
which was about the light, shadows and sur- 
rounding area of each sculpture as much as it 
was about each sculpture itself 

Some of Matthews's documentary photo- 
graphs, as shown in "Reclamation," took a few 
of the same ideas as Shannon's works. Sets of 
developed film curled down from the ceiling 
in one corner, several photograms were torn 
apart and sewn back together with thread, 
and photo-etched versions of a few of the 
photographs were printed on old black paper 
in a simulation of photographic negatives. 
Other images were developed connected to 
each other, printed on the same page. All the 
photographs were printed black and white, 
developed traditionally in a darkroom, and 
showcased images of nature and a kind of 
poetic suburban decay. The images of mate- 
rials outdoors in black and white contrasted 
nicely with Shannon's indoor set up of color- 
ful sculptures, creating a cohesive whole. 



i^ng the horn 

The Arts 

The senior recital of Krystle Smyly Galiegos 
on April 18 fulfilled one of the final require- 
ments in her pursuit of the Bachelor of Music 
in French Horn Performance degree. Galiegos 
was accompanied on piano by Adjunct 
Instructor of Music Laurie Middaugh. The first 
piece she performed was "Aufdem Strom," a 
mournful composition about losing love writ- 
ten by the German composer Franz Schubert. 
Joining Galiegos for the piece, which, in 
English translates to "on the river," was soprano 
Grace Kauhn.The second piece, "Canzona per 
Sonare no. 2," by Giovanni Gabrieli, featured 
Galiegos and the Brass Quintet. After a brief 
intermission, Galiegos performed portions 
of Beethoven's "Sonata for Horn and Piano, 
Op. 17." For the final piece, "Contrapunctus 
I," from J. S. Bach's The Art of Fugue, Galiegos 
was once again joined by the Brass Quintet. 
Following the recital, audience members 
joined Galiegos for a light reception. PHOTQS: 

^;^(jDrecedented -^^ 

Drnfo/^^^gi achievements 


At the College of Fine Arts ceremony in LeBaron 
Recital Hall, students stand to be recognized for 
their accomplishments in front of friends and 

Honors Day took place Wednesday, April 21, 
in four locations across campus. The College 
of Arts and Sciences gathered in Palnner 
Auditorium to honor its top students. The 
Michael E. Stephens College of Business 
congregated in Morgan Hall. The College of 
Education assembled in the Merchants and 
Planters Bank Auditorium, and the College of 
Fine Arts met in LeBaron Recital Hall. 

Students were recognized for University- 
wide honors, including scholarships and 
awards for high grade-point averages. Then 
they were acknowledged for awards within 
their colleges, such as departmental scholar- 
ships or honor societies within their majors. 

The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, one 
of the highest University-wide honors, was 

granted to two students, Amanda P. Beck and 
Arthur L. Waldrip, both from the College of 
Arts and Sciences. The award is a national 
recognition, limited to carefully selected col- 
leges and universities. Established in 1925, its 
purpose is "not so much to encourage one 
individual as it is to reach and to influence 
many. While achievement and scholarship are 
considerations, spirit, compassion, honesty, 
humanitarianism and depth of character are 
its hallmarks. It is the one award for which no 
student can compete except by virtue of who 
he or she is as a human being." 

Following the honors ceremonies, each 
college hosted a reception with light refresh- 
ments for honored students and their guests. 

As the senior biology major with the highest average 
in biology courses, Meghan Patterson receives the Beta 
















y *• 







Vice President for Student Affairs Kimberly Barrett 
congratulates Artlnur Waldrip and Amanda Becl<, 
recipients of the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award. 


ny relehrarion 

The Environmental Club hosted an Earth Day 
event to promote the development of their 
work-in-progress, the campus community 
garden. It was a challenge to prepare a primar- 
ily eco-friendly event that would still attract 
students, but extensive brainstorming yielded 
a successful event. On April 22, club members 
and volunteers spent their morning and after- 
noon at the community garden, welcoming all 
guests. The celebration offered many booths, 
providing information on the newly created 
environmental studies minor, recycling, com- 
posting and the astronomy club. The environ- 
mental club also provided a clothing exchange 
table, several fun games and a vegetarian meal 
served on compostable plates. In addition, a 
prize of $50 was awarded to the organization 

Above: Matt DuBois helps himself to the homemade 
vegetarian meal served at the celebration. 

Above right: The Environmental Club's Earth Day 
celebration took place at their community garden, 
located on County Road 10, just past the UM base- 
ball field. 

Right: Cameron Strouss encourages fellow students to 
participate in the clothing exchange, a free and envi- 
ronmentally friendly way to shop. 

I40 ^m-. 

that had the most members in attendance. 
Visitors had a chance to spend time in the 
garden and enjoy Earth Day They were also 
given the opportunity to sign up for their 
own garden plot to grow their own plants. 
The members of the club hope to hold similar 

events in the future to raise further interest in 
the community garden as it continues to grow 
and to let individuals know what they can do 
to live a little greener. -KATI HELM. PHOTOS: 

/V>yrpstminpd expressions 

Orchesis and other dance classes offered by 
the kinesiology department came together 
for their spring performance on April 22 in 
Palmer Hall. 

Thecontemporary-themed "Human Dolls," 
using music from MGMTand 1980s costumes, 
set the stage for the rest of the performance 
by featuring the futuristic concept of mecha- 
nized "dolls" that become more human as the 
song progresses. Next, two women in mod- 
ern-day costumes acted out a fight through 
dance to One Republic's hit song "Apologize." 
In comparison, the couple performing to the 
Tchaikovsky classic "Pas De Duex" wore green 
and white clothing in a style that suited the 
song, and their performance, well. The white, 
flowing outfits carried over to the three inter- 
pretive dancers in Matt Ender's "Highland 

Road" as they slowly turned and seemed to 
float around the stage. 

Juxtaposed with the softness of the pre- 
vious dances were the sharp, jerky move- 
ments playing up anger in Casting Crowns' 
"Colorblind," whose dancer went so far as to 
cover her eyes with a blindfold for nearly all of 
the performance. The beginning ballet class 
borrowed "Into the Blue" from Cirque de Soleil 
for their performance, going back to basics in 
terms of ballet moves, as well as for the leotards 
and tutus of their attire. "Wondrous Place," also 
from Cirque de Soleil, featured another storied 
performance, where a girl suddenly found her- 
self in a new place, meeting a strange creature. 
"The Soldier of Love" featured a one-woman 
performance with a darker tone and synchro- 
nized dance near the end. 

Mary Mary's "Get Up" picked up with a 
faster tempo, featuring students from the 
intermediate modern dance class in bright, 
layered clothing and fun, non-traditional 
dancing. The final two dances also featured 
students from the modern dance classes, 
both groups dancing to songs from the 
ever-popular Twilight series. The interpretive 
dancing in "Fire" vivdiy personified fire itself 
complemented with the red and orange 
sheer costumes and appropriate stage light- 
ing. Finally the dances in "Passion" were well 
matched with the music, with heated moves 
both from stage fighting and couples danc- 
ing sensually together. -RACHEL CRISSON. 


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The brothers of the Alpha Kappa Lambda 
fraternity held their philanthropy event April 
19-23. Their event, called "These Hands 
Don't Hurt," was held outside of Anna Irvin 
Dining Hall. Students, faculty and staff had 
the opportunity to place their handprints in 
various colors of paint on large boards that 
would be used when building a new, safe 
home for families. The cost of a handprint was 

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one dollar. People could also pledge to never 
take part in physical abuse, which gave them 
a badge to show that they participated in the 
philanthropy. The week-long event raised 
$266, which Alpha Kappa Lambda donated 
to SafeHouse of Shelby County to assist 
women and children who have been abused. 


On Thursday, April 22, Francis "Trey" West 
presented his senior recital to his friends, 
family and professors in LeBaron Recital Hall. 
West, a student of Charles Wood, is a vocal 
performance major pursuing a bachelor of 
music degree. He performed six pieces in the 
tenor range, accompanied by Lynn Faulkner 
on piano. 

The recital opened with "Where E'er You 
Walk," from George Friedrich Handel's Semele, 
followed by "Deposuit Potentes," from Johann 
Sebastian Bach's Magnificat. While the first 
piece had a light, loving tone, the second was 
fuller and more serious. Then West shifted 
from Latin to German, with a song cycle 
from Beethoven's An die feme Geliebte. The 
next piece, "// nnio Tesoro," from Mozart's Don 
Giovanni, contained a series of arpeggios, 
which West delivered almost breathlessly. 

Following a short intermission. West 
returned to the stage with "Cing Melodies 
Populaires Grecgues," or "Five Popular Greek 
Melodies," by Maurice Ravel. The second half 
of the recital was lighter than the first, with 
a merry and sometimes funny feel. To close. 
West performed selections from Songs from 
ttie British Isles, Volume I. by Benjamin Britten. 
The final tune, "Oliver Cromwell," ended with 
the words, "If you want any more you can sing 
it yourself Hee-haw, sing it yourself" prompt- 
ing laughter from the audience, followed by a 
standing ovation. 

After the recital. West joined his audience 
for a reception in the Fraser Seminar Room. 

/ 4precedented 


Right: Lorraine Lopez gives the l<eynote fiction 
reading in Carmichael Library from her short story, 
"Sugar Boots." 

Below: Assistant Professor of English Bryn Chancellor 
reads a story from her collection, Meet Me Here. t: 

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Above: Reading "No Joke, This is Going to Be 
Painful,' published in Tin House magazine, Kevin 
Wilson had the audience in stitches. 

Right: Lynnell Edwards reads her poem, "Severe 
Warning," which coincidentally fit with a storm brew- 
ing in IVIontevallo during the literary festival. 

Above right: UM student Jennifer Home shares poems 
that invoked images of summer. 

Right: Musicians Janet Simpson and James Fahy ot 
Delicate Cutters and Teen Getaway respectively lead 
a workshop in songwriting. 

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Featured fiction writer William Cobb, emeritus pro 
fessor of English, reads from his upcoming novel, 

» Last Queen of the Gypsies, during the Friends of 

^ MLF dinner at Hill House. 

headers and writers 

The English department's annual Montevallo 
Literary Festival, although cut to the length of 
one day this year, was full of activities. Taking 
place on April 23, the festival attracted faculty, 
staff, students, alumni, members from the 
surrounding community and other travelers, 
as it does each year. The festivities began in 
Comer Hall with a master poetry class led by 
Mitchell LH. Douglas, a professor at Indiana 

University-Purdue University Indianapolis, and 
a master fiction class by keynote fiction writer 
Lorraine Lopez. 

Throughout the day were several read- 
ings, by poet Quinn White, fiction writer Bryn 
Chancellor, assistant professor of English, 
UM student and Sigma Tau Delta member 
Jennifer Home, fiction writer Kevin Wilson and 
poet Lynnell Edwards. Virginia Van Der Veer 

Hamilton offered a memoir reading. The late 
afternoon brought readings from the keynote 
writers. In King House, Douglas read selec- 
tions from his poetry inspired by musical artist 
Donny Hathaway and also gave a preview of 
his upcoming book, titled Stitch. 

The guests soon moved to Carmichael 
Library, where Lopez, a professor at Vanderbilt 
University, read from her short story "Sugar 
Boots," a humorous account of a stay-at- 
home dad taking care of his children and 
cat. The festival concluded with a dinner at 
Hill House, where the Harrell Scholarships 
were presented, and one more fiction read- 
ing by professor emeritus Bill Cobb was 
given. The guests of the Montevallo Literary 
Festival ended their night with live music from 
The Delicate Cutters. -KATI HELM. PHOTOS: 

Festival attendees gather in Palmer Commons to hear 
the storytelling of Kevin Wilson. 

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Musical Director 

Choreographer - "Gotta Get A Gi 
Lighting/Scene Design 
Costume Design 
Stage Manager 
Rehearsal Stage Manager 
Program Design 
Construction Crew 

Lighting Crew 
Wardrobe/Props Running Crew 

Shop Crew 

Light Board Operator 
Spot Operator 

Box Office 

Stephonn Ammons 

Lindsey Bristol 

Grant Bowen 

Katie Dale 

Zach demons 

Destiny Hayden 

Trent Loggins 

Yamuna Meleth 

Tyree Walker 

Sierra Riggs 

Steven Williams 

Tabby Stott 

Marie Pope 

David Callaghan 

Laurie Middaugh 

Sierra Riggs 

mmick" Zach demons 

Kel Laeger 

Emily Gill 

Marie Pope 


Destiny Hayden 

Theatre 250 Stagecraft I 

Theatre 201 

Theatre 307 

Theatre 445 

Courtney Harrelson 

Ka' Breanna Avery 

Leah Craft 

Brian McLendon 

Carrie Matthews 

Delorious Wilson 

Ka' Breanna Avery 

Theatre 217 

Theatre 201 

Peter Isaacson 

Britany Rager 

Lydia Cunningham 

Brittany Bivins 

Jerrica decker 

Above: The cast's rendition of "Comedy Tonigtit" gave 
f/ie audience a laugti to start ttie sliow. 

Riglit: r/ie liilarious costumes in "Gotta Get 
Gimmicli" perfectly illustrated the song's message. 



Kelsey Roberts and Katherine Lincoln opened 
their BFA siiow on April 25. Roberts intro- 
duced her works in an unusual way, with belly 
dancing. Known around campus for giving 
occasional group lessons in this ancient 
Middle Eastern dance style, Roberts' choice 
to dance was not surprising. Her show, titled 
"The Moving Moment," included photo etch- 
ings made from photographs of herself danc- 
ing, and thus tied the dance into the theme. 
The small prints were done in dark purple, 
orange and pink inks reminiscent of the fab- 
rics used in traditional belly dancing costume. 
In comparison to Roberts' many small, 
monochromatic prints, Katherine Lincoln's 
show, "Big Kids," featured large-scale, full- 
color digital prints of photographs she had 
taken. The theme of "Big Kids" was taken from 
Lincoln's work in a documentary photography 
class, where she developed the idea of docu- 
menting small children at play and showcas- 
ing them through very large photographs. 
Lincoln also altered portions of the images 
to look as though they had been colored on 

with crayons. 

Roberts and Lincoln's opening used the 
placement of differing foods, colorful fabrics 
and plastic children's toys to tie their two 
very different subjects together. 

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Side by Side by Sondheim 

Graduating senior Marie Pope set the record 
straight at the beginning of the UM Theatre 
performance of Side by Side by Sondheim, 
informing the audience, "This is more of 
a show than a play." From the start, it was 
very different than other UM productions. 
An usher with a flashlight formally escorted 
members of the audience through the dark- 
ened theatre up onto the stage itself where 
they were seated at tables and on risers in the 
back of the stage area. With the actors per- 
forming on stage between them and in the 
auditorium seats, the audience could feel the 
more intimate atmosphere created by the 
smaller performance space. 

The 'dinner and a show' spirit of the event 
was continued in the narration given by the 
cast members before each of Sondheim's 
works was performed, giving background 
information about the musician and lyricist. 

Graduating senior Zacli demons' performance of 
"I'm Still l-tere" also brougiit tears to the eyes of many 
of his cast mates. 

hints at his inspiration and insights into his 
many works. Reminiscent of Cabaret, but 
without the nudity, even in Gypsy's "Gotta 
Get a Gimmick," this musical revue showed 
off many of Sondheim's most humorous and 
dramatic songs. Among the lighthearted 
pieces were "Comedy Tonight" from A Funny 
Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and 
the absolutely hilariously performed "Getting 
Married Today" from Company 

"A Boy Like That" and "I Have a Love" 
from West Side Story were deeper, more dra- 
matic numbers. However, the finale, "Side 
by Side by Side" from Company, sung by the 
entire cast, was perhaps the most emotional 
piece of the evening. The smiles of graduat- 
ing seniors shone as their eyes filled with 
tears during their final performance at UM. 

■ / .'.precedented -^-^^ 


The UM Chamber Singers performed their 
final spring concert on Monday, April 26, 
in LeBaron Recital Hall. Conducted by Gary 
Packwood, the group, formerly known as the 
UM Chamber Choir, is an elite group of 21 
singers selected for admirable musical skills 
and a drive to continue to hone those skills 
outside of mandatory rehearsals. 

The singers surrounded Packwood to 
begin the uplifting "My Spirit Sang All Day," 
written from a joyful poem by Robert Bridges. 
Also written from a poem, by Pierre de 
Ronsard, "Ce beau printemps" continued the 
lively spirit as the students sang in celebra- 
tion about May Day The gospel spirit of "Ride 
On, King Jesus!" was very well captured by 
the exuberance of the singers in movement 
and voice. Though "Set Me As a Seal Upon 
Thine Heart" followed along with the Biblica 
theme set in the preceding piece, the tone 
and tempo were vastly different, slowing the 
mood of the performance way down. "Peace 
Like a River" kept the pace down, but brought 
back the gospel feel, whereas "Give Me Jesus" 
had more traditional harmonies. The group 
truly shone with "Sure on This Shining Night," 
based on a poem by James Agee about the 
earth healing after war. 

Packwood then stopped to inform the 
audience that this concert would be the last 
UM performance for many of the students 
in the group, saying though parents "may be 
teary-eyed, [they] won't be during these last 
songs!" Indeed, it would have been hard to 
cry during "I Can Tell the World," since it is such 
an upbeat, cheerful song. Finally, ending with 
"Dance a cachuca, fandango, bolera" gave the 
listeners a high note to leave upon. -RACHEL 

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Students gathered in the SAC at 6 p.m. on 
Monday, April 26, for an end-of-semester 
gathering hosted by the Black Student Union. 
The party, dubbed "The Final Cool Down," 
was held at the SAC pool, where students 
could beat the heat and stress of finals week 
by relaxing with friends or taking a swim. 

Hamburgers and hot dogs were cooked on a 
grill outside the SAC, served with chips and 
drinks. IVlusic also contributed to the relax- 
ing atmosphere, as students took a break 
from studying and celebrated the end of the 

/ /(precedented --^^ 

R/^i^for Rpsparrh 

The fourth annual Run for Research took 
place Wednesday, April 28. Proceeds from 
the event benefited the office of undergradu- 
ate research and creative endeavors, which 
supports independent study for students 
campus wide. The race kicked off at 3:45 p.m. 
in front of the SAC with a route that circled 
the campus. 

Director of the McNair Scholars Program 
Tracy Payne, representing undergraduate 
research and creative endeavors, reported 
that 91 individuals participated in the run. 
Participants included students, faculty, staff 
and community members. Prizes were 
awarded not only for the first finishers, but 
also for the campus groups with the most 

Kaley Glover, a freshman on the cross 
country team, was the first place female 
winner of the 5Krun. Sally Evenden, a speech- 
language pathology major, took second, 
while Julia Marquardt, wife of cross coun- 
try coach Michael Marquardt, came in third. 
Michael Marquardt came in first for the males. 
Christophe Berenotto, a history major, came 
in second, and Brett Noerager, assistant pro- 
fessor of biology, received third place. 

In addition to the 5K run, a number of people 
opted to participate in a "fun walk." Joanne Cain, 
from the Alabama Mathematics, Science and 
Technology Initiative (AMSTI), was the female 
winner of the fun walk, and Sam Gilbert Reese 
and Thomas Frost tied as male winners. 

The McNair Scholars were recognized as 

the student group with the most participa- 
tion. AMSTI was the department with the 
most participants, and honorable mentions 
went to Carmichael Library and the depart- 
ment of behavioral and social sciences. 

Special awards included the Charles 
DeGaulle Award for History, which went to the 
first history major to finish, Berenotto. Corey 
Goble, the first biology major to complete the 
race, received the Darwin Award for Biology. 

To add to the run's festivities, Zach Banks 
provided music, Jennifer Zimmerman gave 
mini-massages, and Carolyn Miller-Kirby con- 
ducted BMI screenings. -SUSAN HOWARD. 

The fourth annual Run for Research started and 
finished at the McChesney Student Activity Center 

Michael Marquardt, head cross country coach, came 
in first place for the males, with Christophe Berenotto 
I lose behind. 

Clark Hultquist, Professor of History, slaps hands with student Dallas Hanbury as they pass on the driveway at 
Flowerhill. Hultquist, dressed as the Eiffel Tower, has a history of dressing in costume for the run. 

Right: Professor of Kinesiology Carolyn Miller-Kirby kept time for the event. She also conducted BMI screenings 
for interested participants. 

The wind ensemble gave its final concert of 
the school year on Tuesday, April 27, in Palmer 
Auditorium. Conductor Joseph Ardovino 
opened the concert by leading the ensem- 
ble in Leo Arnaud's "Bugler's Dream," from 
"Charge!" "Bugler's Dream," a series of fanfares 
and cadenzas derived from bugle calls, show- 
cased the full brass and percussion sections. 
Next, the wind ensemble performed 
"Overture La Forza del Destir\o',' by Giuseppe 
Verdi. La Forza del Destino, translated "The 
Force of Destiny," is a tragic opera in which 
destiny curses nearly all of the main characters 

to death. The overture has alternating themes 
of fate and prayer, illustrated by changes in 
tempo and melody. 

Lindsey Folsom, a senior instrumental 
music education major, was the featured solo- 
ist in Leroy Anderson's "A Trumpeter's Lullaby" 
Anderson wrote the piece for the principal 
trumpet in the Boston Pops Orchestra, who 
requested an out of the ordinary trumpet solo. 

Then Ardovino passed the baton to 
Sarah Jenkins, who conducted "Variations 
on 'America,'" by Charles Ives. The piece con- 
sisted of five variations on a theme. Jenkins is 

pursuing a double major in saxophone per- 
formance and music education. 

Following a short intermission, the wind 
ensemble launched into Alfred Reed's 
"Othello," a five-movement work inspired by 
William Shakespeare's play of the same title. 

"Overture to 'Candide,'" by Leonard 
Bernstein, was the ensemble's final number. 
The fast pace of this piece, combined with 
rapid changes in meter, provided a strong 
close to the evening. -SUSAN HOWARD 


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^z^tJoubted dedication 

Kaylee Hale. Emily Gibson and Kayla Witt pose for a photo with Assistant Coach Liz Scliweihs. 



Lee Callaway 
Tripp Cash 

Sept, 21 

State Farm-Laker Collegiate Classic 

15th of 16 

Aaron Ebert 

Oct. 19 

Destin hvitational 


Gonzalo Gambertoglio 

Feb. 2 

Catawba Outbade Invitational 

15th ofl5 

Jon Henderson 

Feb. 23 

Huntingdon Invitational 

5th of 13 

Mariano Lepori 

March 9 

Samford Intercollegiate 

13th of 15 

Austin Murphey 

March 23 

West Georgia Invitational 

1st of 6 

Dustin Schaefer 

March 30 

Lander Bearcat Invitational 

12th ofl6 


April 13 

Peach Belt Conference Tournament 

5th of 1 1 

Head Coach: Justin Pratt 



Sept. 28 

Ann Rhoads Southern Shootout 

9th of 1 1 

Oct. 26 

Flagler Fall Slam 

17th of 19 

Emma Breen 

Feb. 7 

Tusculum College Kiawah Island Intercolleg 


Angela Buonassisi 

Feb 15 

Newberry College Invitational 

8th of 16 

Emily Gibson 

Feb. 22 

Birmingham Southern Ann Rhoads Invitational 

Kaylee Hale 

March 16 

Samford Intercollegiate Invitational 

Katie Johnson 

March 23 

West Georgia Invitational 

3rd of 8 

Heather Mutton 

March 30 

SCAD Invitational 

7th of 14 

Rachel Shaner 

April 1 

Birmingham Southern 

2nd of 2 

Kayla Witt 

April 6 

North Georgia and Shorter 

2nd of 3 

April 7 

North Georgia 

1st of 2 

Head Coach: Justin Pratt 

April 1 3 

Peach Belt Conference Tournament 

3rd of 6 

Volunteer Assistant Coach: 

May 4 

NCAA South Super Regional 


Emma Breen drives her ball across the course. PHOTO: 

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Competing against golfers from ten other universities, 
Emily Gibson came in 5th out of 55 golfers at the Ann 
Rhoads Southern Shootout. PHOTO: SKY JOHNSON 


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Micah Simpson and Katelyn Perkins 

Micah Simpson's senior recital was a joint 
performance with Katelyn Perkins, perform- 
ing her junior recital, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, 
May 1, in LeBaron Recital Hall. 

Simpson, an instrumental music education 
major, played the trombone, accompanied on 
piano by Laurie Middaugh, adjunct instructor 
of music. He also performed two pieces with 
the Trombone Quartet. 

Perkins is a mezzo-soprano vocal perfor- 
mance major. Lynn Faulkner, adjunct instructor 
of music, accompanied her pieces on piano. 

Perkins opened the recital with a piece 
by J. S. Bach. Then Simpson performed John 
Ernest Galiiard's Sonata No. 1. The two musi- 
cians alternated performances throughout 
the evening, each performing every other 
piece. There were a total of ten pieces pre- 
sented in this joint recital, with an intermission 
halfway through. 

Perkins is a student of Melanie Williams, 
associate professor of music. In addition 

K\ghX: For his recital, Micah Simpson performs 
several pieces on trombone. 

Far right: Mezzo-soprano Katelyn Perkins presents her 
junior recital in conjunction with Simpson's senior recital. 

Below: Simpson is joined by the Trombone Quartet 
for two pieces by Franz Joseph Haydn. 

to Bach, she performed pieces by Frangois 
Joseph Fetis, Christoph Willibald von Gluck, 
Claude Debussy, Franz Schubert, Ned Rorem 
and Camille Saint-Saens. 

Simpson, a student of Martin Cochran, 
assistant professor of music, played pieces by 

Leonard Bernstein, Kazimierz Serocki, Franz 
Joseph Haydn and Lew Pollack.TheTrombone 
Quartet joined Simpson for Haydn's "Achieved 
is the Glorious Work" and Pollack's "That's a 


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wii ihe afternoon of Wednesday, May 5, the 
Board of Trustees held its spring meeting in 
the Merrill Room. 

After the meeting opened, Faculty Senate 
President Kristen Gilbert thanl<ed President 
Williams for his services to the University. SGA 
President Terry Hughston gave his final report 
to the Board, introducing incoming SGA 
President PatrickTalley.Talley announced that 
a student trustee had not yet been chosen 
due to a lacl< of majority attendance at the 
most recent SGA Senate meeting. 

Other high points from the meeting include 
the final report from outgoing President 

Williams and a significant increase in tuition 
and fees. 

Williams said, "It has been my honor to 
serve as the 14th president of the University 
of Montevallo. I look forward to assisting Dr. 
John Stewart as he assumes this office in 
the very near future. 1 also wish to thank our 
wonderful students, faculty, staff, alumni and 
community leaders for their support of this 
fine institution and for their warm and gener- 
ous hospitality to Sandra, Grant, Zorro and me 
over the past four years." 

Thomas Walker, chair of the audit and 
finance committee, invited David Pritchett, 
director of the physical plant, to give an 
update on the status of various campus 
construction and renovation projects. Then 
Walker discussed the status and outlook on 
the 2009-2010 State Appropriation, lead- 
ing into a discussion on tuition and fees. He 
reported that in comparison, other state insti- 
tutions such as the University of Alabama 
and Auburn, UM has maintained the lowest 
increase in tuition and mandatory fees for two 

consecutive years. To keep costs down, the 
University has been relying on reserves and 
federal stimulus money. However, the long- 
term effects of continual withdrawal from 
reserves combined with the fact that stimulus 
funds will no longer be available after 2011 
have forced the board to consider an increase 
in tuition. 

The proposed changes include an 11.06 
percent increase in tuition, an 8.47 percent 
increase in housing costs and a 15.38 percent 
increase in the cost of the required meal plan 
for campus residents. The board voted to 
accept these increases, prompting Chairman 
of the Board George Walker to pen a letter to 
students reminding them of the quality of a 
UM education and explaining to them the 
reasoning behind the increase. In attempt to 
"ease the burden," the electronic payment 
plan is scheduled to open June 1, allowing 
students to make a greater number of pay- 
ments at a lesser amount and to reduce the 
amount of the required down payment. 

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The UM Brass Ensemble, Brass Quintet, Tuba- 
Euphonium Ensemble and Trombone Quartet, 
joined by the Pelham High School Brass 
Quintet, came together to perform the spring 
Brass Ensembles Concert on Sunday May 5, in 

LeBaron Recital Hall. The concert began with 
the UM Brass Ensemble performing the fanci- 
ful symphony from "The Fairy Queen" by Henry 
Purcell, Vaclav Nelhybel's "Designs for Brass" 
and the ubiquitous "America, The Beautiful." 

The Brass Ensemble then gave the stage to 
the UM Brass Quintet, who performed Giovanni 
Gabrieli's "Canzona per Sonare No. 2," followed 
by "Amazing Grace." The UM Tuba-Euphonium 
Ensemble then performed from Gustav Hoist's 
popular military march, "2nd Suite in F." 

Pelham High School's brass quintet then 
gave a respectable performance of Bach's 
"Contrapunctus IX." The UM Trombone 
Quartet pushed up the volume with the 
Haydn classic "Achieved is the Glorious Work" 
and the jazzy "That's a Plenty." 

The UM Brass Ensemble returned to the 
stage to close out the event with John Philip 
Sousa's melodic "Fairest of the Fair," the classic 
Bach piece "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" and, 
finally the playful "Scherzo" by John Cheetham. 



rr/y/Tnrh time 

Despite a harsh thunderstorm, UPCs bi-annual 
Late Night Breal<fast of Spring 2010 had a con- 
siderable turnout. Students took their minds 
off studying between 10 p.m. and midnight 
on Sunday, May 2, to chow down on biscuits, 
eggs, hash browns and sausage. The students 
that arrived first received Late Night Breakfast 
t-shirts, and faculty members were ready to 
serve each student with smiles on their faces. 
Aside from the food, music provided by a DJ, 
and open dance area, students enjoyed sev- 
eral fun activity stations. They could make 
personalized keychain bottle openers, cus- 
tomize their own street signs or license plates 
and take a photo in front of a green screen to 
print on the background effect of their choice, 
such as a red carpet. These activities offered 
some laughs to relieve stress on the eve of 
finals week, starting students' preparations 
on a positive note. PHOTOS: JUSTIN BARRON 

Vnl/^/ZtPpring time 



In an effort to help students relax during 
finals week, the Counseling and Career Center 
brought a group of animal volunteers to 
spend time with students on Tuesday, May 
4. The dogs spread out on the grassy knoll 
outside of the cafeteria for students to pet 
and play with while taking a break from study 
and exams. The dogs, from the Hand-ln-Paw 
organization, are owned by individuals who 
volunteer their time and the love of their pets 
to the elderly hospital patients and now to 
students in need of some de-stressing down 

Almost famous 

Each year the theatre department hosts an 
awards ceremony in Reynolds Studio Theatre 
to recognize the accomplishments of its stu- 
dents. The awards, known as "Pammies," are 
named for Pam Lucas, the department sec- 
retary. The fifth annual Pammy Awards cere- 
mony was held at 8 p.m. on April 30. Winners 
were presented with Barbie dolls spray- 
painted gold. 

Between award categories, students per- 
formed short skits, most of which involved a 
musical number. In one segment, Stephanie 
Ferris and Grant Bowen rewrote the lyrics to 
the popular song "I Can Do Anything Better 

Than You" in a rendition titled "Actors vs. 
Techies." Naomi Armand read the crowd a 
"Japanglish Bedtime Story." 

Members of Alpha Psi Omega, the national 
theatre honor fraternity, determine categories 
and nominations for the awards. The group's 
officers then vote for the winners. -CARRIE 

Best UM Premiere: Jerrica Cieckler for On 
the Verge 

Best Death Scene: Steven Williams for Macbeth 
Most Likely to Live In the Costume or Scene 
Shop: Lydia Cunningham 

Best Performance by a Non-Major: Yamuna 

Meleth for Side by Side by Sondheim 

Best Freshman Techle: Frank Deming 

Best On-stage Freshman: Tavi Juarez for 


Best Prop Design: Stephanie Farris for 

Macbeth's head 

Best Techle: Stephen Frausto 

The JOF Award (In honor of John Franklin): 

Landi McAdams 

Best Tech Performance by an Actor: Marie 

Pope for Side by Side by Sondheim 

Best One-Llner: Zach demons for "All my 

pretty chickens" from Macbeth 




Right: Senior Class President Amanda Becl< delivers tlie 
dasspledge PHOTO: AMY SWINDLE 

Far right: Paul Stewart shakes the hand of President 
Williams, accepting his diploma. Stewart graduated 
Summa Cum Laude from the College of Arts and 
Sciences. PHOTO: AMY SWINDLE _^ 

Below right: Isaac McDow, a graduate of the Michael 
E Stephens College of Business, accepts his diploma 
with a smile. PHOTO: AMY SWINDLE 

Below: Diego Ratchford listens to music in his seat 
on Flowerhill Lawn. Ratchford earned a Bachelor of 
Science degree from the College of Fine Arts. PHOTO: 

Vast /^prtaking 

Hidden in the trees of the northwest corner of 
campus is UM's wood burning Anagama kiln. 
Completed in 2002, it is the largest kiln of its 
kind to be fired in the US by undergraduate 
students. The kiln burns for approximately 100 
hours at temperatures up to 2,400 degrees. 
Each firing of the kiln, lovingly named "fat bas- 
tard," has been led by its creator, Professor of 
Art Scott Meyer. 

The kiln's 16th firing began with a toast on 
Wednesday, April 21, and was fired through 
early afternoon on Sunday, April 25. Meyer, 
UM students and other ceramic artists 
worked round-the-clock in rotating four-hour 
shifts to fuel the kiln. Crews constantly fed the 
kiln with wood and burned through about six 

cords of pine and cedar. Meyer said that this 
firing might have been the best yet. Though 
the weather was stormy, the crews worked 
persistently and ended on a high note with 

beautiful weather. 

The kiln was left to cool for the next week 
and was unloaded the following Sunday May 2. 




pending possibilities. 

L^SDrina commencement 

Rebecca Luker, commencement speaker and UM alumna, received an honorary Doctor of Fine arts degree at 
the ceremony. PHOTO: JUSTIN BARRON 

Spring commencement took place Saturday, 
May 8. Graduates and their guests were wel- 
comed with a reception on King House Lawn, 
sponsored by the UMNAA, prior to the 9 a.m. 
ceremony on Flowerhill. 

Rebecca Luker, an alumna of the class of 
1984 and current Broadway actress, gave 
the commencement address. Luker, who 
earned a Bachelor of Music degree at UM, 
IS the recipient of three Tony Award nomi- 
nations. She recently completed a starring 
role as Mrs. Banks in the Broadway produc- 
tion of Mary Poppins. She was also named 
UM's 2008 Distinguished Alumna. Prior to her 
commencement address. President Williams 
(assisted by Terry Roberson, vice president for 
academic affairs, and Libby Queen, Board of 
Trustees) presented Luker with an honorary 
Doctorate of Fine Arts. 

It is a tradition of the University to recog- 
nize the top students from each college with 
awards of superior academic achievement. 
Lauren Annie Billingsley of Wilsonville, and 
Steven Alan Franks, of Calera, were recognized 
by the College of Arts and Sciences. Madison 
A. DiSalvo, of Hoover, was recognized by 
the Michael E. Stephens College of Business. 
Kala Nichole Locke, of Clanton, and Darlene 
Simpson Skinner, of Helena, were recognized 
by the College of Education and Melynda Joy 
Sides, of Odenville, was recognized by the 
College of Fine Arts. 

Kelly Langele graduated Cum Laude from the Michael E. 
Stephens College of Business. PHOTO: JUSTIN BARRON 

Michael McGill earned a Bachelor of Science degree 
from the College of Fine Arts. PHOTO: AMY SWINDLE 

Darlene Simpson Skinner and Kala Nichole Locke 
received the College of Education Superior Academic 
Achievement Awards. PHOTO: JUSTIN BARRON 


Right: Joe Prokop returns the ball to the pitcher in the 
first game of the season, against Stiliman College. 



Feb. 1 



Feb. 2 

West Fla. 

L, 12-2 

Feb. 3 

West Fla. 

L, 13-10 

West Fla. 


Feb. 10 

West Ala. 

L, 1 3-9 

Feb. 14 

Northwest Mo. St. 

W, 1 5-5 

Northwest Mo. St. 

W, 7-2 

Feb. 16 

at Delta St. 

L, 19-4 

Feb. 1 7 

at Delta St. 


Feb. 20 

Northern Ky. 

L, 12-0 

Northern Ky. 


Feb. 21 

Northern Ky 

W, 1 3-9 

Feb. 24 

at North Ala. 


at North Ala. 


Feb. 27 

use Aiken 

L, 13-9 

use Aiken 


Feb. 28 

use Aiken 

L, 1 5-4 

March 3 

at Stiliman 

L, 12-7 

March 6 

at 6a. Southwestern 

L, 1 7-8 

at Ga. Southwestern 

L, 10-1 

March 7 

at Ga. Southwestern 

L, 17-8 

March 9 

at Ala.-Huntsville 


March 1 3 

Columbus St. 


Columbus St. 


March 14 

Columbus St. 


March 19 

at North Georgia 


March 20 

at North Georgia 


at North Georgia 


March 24 



March 27 

at Armstrong Atlantic 


at Armstrong Atlantic 

L, 10-1 

March 28 

at Armstrong Atlantic 


March 31 

at West Ala. 

L. 1-0 

at West Ala. 


April 2 

at Augusta St. 

W, 19-6 

April 3 

at Augusta St. 

W, 12-11 

at Augusta St. 


April 7 

North Ala. 


North Ala. 


April 10 


W, 7-5 


W, 1 1 -0 

April 11 


L, 11-3 

April 13 

Delta St. 


April 14 

Delta St. 

L, 11-1 

April 17 


L, 16-5 


L, 19-12 

April 18 








Josh Dabbs follows through on a hard swing in 
the Feb. 10 game against West Alabama, while Joe 
Prokop waits on deck. PHOTO: CARRIE MATTHEWS 

Home M/f. 

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Right: Heath Tapscott winds up for a pitch^ PHOTO: 

Below: In the UAH game on March 24, Pitcher 
Joey Noro hurls the ball toward the plate. PHOTO: 




Nelson Garcia Jr. 


Scottie Deason 
Caleb McLeod 


Josh Headley 


Austin Dubberly 


Cory Luckie 


Joe Prokop 


Josh Dabbs 


Andy Revell 


Chris Sosebee 


John Michael Caraway 


Justin Aaron 


Duston Daugherty 


Kyle Johanson 


Michael Fields 


Brett Roney 


Heath Tapscott 


Heath McGuirk 


Wes Rich 


Kyle Butler 




Andrew Hill 


Scott Kaylor 


Kevin Richardson 


Cameron Sokalski 


Kevin Garcia 


Joey Noro 


Joe Handley 

Head Coach 

John Jarnagin 

Assistant Coach 

Jeff Smith 


nteer Assistant Coach 

Ed Lanqham 



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Susan Howard bditor 
favorite un-word: crunch time 

Justin Barron Assistant Editor 
favorite un-word: munchl<in 

Tiffany Roskamp-Bunt Adviser 
favorite un-word: Bunt 

Amy Swindle Photo Editor 
favorite un-word: unconsentual 

The Montage Staff would like to thank the 
following contributors 


O SbfVia 

Stephen Beatty 
Brian Boots 
Marion Brown 
Heather Burrow 
Kathy Elliott 
Sean Forrester 
Shernina Gaiters 
Chris Hicks 

Kyle Howard 
Jessica Littlejohn 
Dawn Makofski 
Anna McFall 
Julie McEntee 
Matt Orton 
Nathan Phelps 
Sara Stallworth 

Carrie Matthews Lead Photographer, Writer 
favorite un-word: conundrum 

Lauren Simon Page Designer 
favorite un-word: unreal 

Sky Johnson Photographer 
favorite un-word: uncoordinated 

Laura Batt Copy Editor 
favorite un-word: unforgettable 

Tonya Fleming Photographer Page Designer 
favorite un-word: undistinguishablenesses 

Kati Helm Writer 

favorite un-word: unbelievable 

Rachel Crisson Photographer, Writer 
favorite un-word: ungulate 

John Nicholson Page Designer 
favorite un-word: wunderbar 

Vadim Ismakaev Photographer 
favorite un-word: unpredictable 

Rabee Kaheel Writer 

favorite un-word: unprecedented 

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Dedicated to ourPresident 

There are hardly words to describe the great 
leadership and integrity possessed by Philip 
Williams. For anyone who took the time to 
have a conversation with the man, he was 
much more than just a president; he truly 
was a friend. He had genuine concern for 
every single person on this campus, and I 
have every reason to believe that he still does. 
His wife Sandra, son Grant and even their 

chihuahua Zorro were dear members of the 
Montevallo family, and we will miss them all. I 
wish Dr. Williams all the best at McNeese State 
University and beyond, and I dedicate this 
book to him so he will always have a piece of 
Montevallo to carry with him. We will always 
be a part of his history, and he will always be 
a part of ours. -SUSAN HOWARD. PHOTOS: 

n closing... 

Last spring, when applications for Montage 
editor were due, I was pretty iiesitant to apply. 
I knew that it was going to be a lot of work, 
and I honestly wasn't sure I could handle it. 
Thanks to encouragement from my closest 
circle, my boyfriend Justin Finch, my brother 
Patrick Howard, my mother Mary Kay Howard, 
my best friend Justin Barron and my adviser 
Tiffany Roskamp-Bunt, I found the courage 
to apply and I have regretted ever since. Just 
kidding. But really being editor turned out to 
be even harder than I imagined possible, and 
throughout the production process I have 
developed a deeper respect for the editors 
who have come before me. 

At the beginning of the school year, we had 
an unusual number of people interested in 
being on staff. Of course, as people began 
to realize the work involved, our numbers 
dwindled. But I am thankful to the people 
who remained, setting aside homework and 

social lives to cover events and spend hours in 
the office brainstorming "un-words" (a better 
idea in theory than in practice). While we may 
not have stayed on schedule, I am proud of 
the finished product, and I couldn't have 
done it alone. 

Justin, Pat, Mom, Barron and Tiffany: Thanks 
for convincing me I could do it, and thanks 
for being there for me when I freaked out 
about it. You kept me going from beginning 
to end. I would be remiss not to thank Mandy 
McMahon for giving me a house and a home 
fall semester — it definitely made life easier, 
and so far it's the nicest place I've lived in 
college. Not only that, but you're by far the 
best roommate. I miss you! Dad, thank you for 
all that you do for me. Dan and Kyle, I don't 
know what you're doing here, but every now 
and then it's kind of fun, and it's probably one 
of those things that I'll appreciate much more 
in old age. I have a great support group. I love 

you all, and I'm sorry I haven't told you that 

Cynthia Shackelford, Diane Kennedy-Jackson 
and Marsha Littleton, thank you for your 
constant encouragement and advice along 
the way 

Fellow students: Thanks for picking up a 
book. There wouldn't be a Montage without 
you. I hope you enjoyed it, and if you didn't, 
then you should consider joining the staff to 
help make it better. For that matter, if you did 
enjoy the book, come be on staff! 

I've learned a lot from this experience, but, I 
must admit, I'm glad it's over. 

Susan M. Howard 


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Alpha Delta Pi Rockin'for Ronald 

Alpha Epsilon Rho 

Alpha Gamma Delta Lip Jam 

Alpha Kappa Alpha SkeeWeek 

Alpha Kappa Lambda Haunted House 

Alpha Kappa Lambda These Hands 

Don't Hurt 
Anna Irvin Dining Hall Thanksgiving 
Astronomy Club 








Balm in Gilead 


Basketball, Men's 

Basketball, Women's 

Birmingham Art Music Alliance 

Black Student Union pool party 

Board of Trustees 

Brass Ensemble 

Brass Quintet 

Busby, Holly 









63, 137, 155 


Candlelight Vigil 12-13 

Canterbury House 76 

Carmichael Library 36, 39, 130 
Carmichael Library Spooks in the Stacks 39 

Chi Omega Walk for Wishes 32 

Closing Letter 165 

College Night Dedication 92-93 
College Night Gold Victory 

production 88-89 



College Night Men's Basketball 
College Night Mixer 
College Night points breakdown 
College Night Purple Victory 

College Night ribbon hanging 
College Night sign raising 
College Night Volleyball 
College Night winner/judges' 

College Night women's basketball 84 
College of Fine Arts Gala 

Commencement 6-7,70-71,158- 

Cooper, Casey 
Cothren, Maddie 
Counseling and Career Center 
Craigwell Jr., Ernest 
Cross Country 32 










Davis, Artur 

Day of the Dead 


Delta Gamma Anchor Splash 





Ebenezer Swamp Ecological Preserve 

and Research Center 
Elliott, Amie 
England travel abroad 
Environmental Club Earth Day 





Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance 78 
Founders' Day 22-23 

French Honor Society 37 

Fritz, Ashley 51 






Gallegos, Krystle Smyty 
glass blowing 
Golf Men's 
Golf Women's 

Greece/Turkey travel abroad 
Greek Censored Parties 
Greek Week 

Hall of Fame 
Hampton, Jordan 
Hand in Paw 
Harp, Ashley 
Heritage Concert 
Higher Education Day 
History Day 
Hoggle, Emily 
Honors Day 
Honors Recital 

Inspirational Voices of Christ 
International Food Fair 
International Student Thanksgiving 

















ames Wylie Shephert 




On the Verge 

azz Ensemble 


Opening Letter 

enkins, Sarah 



ensen Award 


Opera Scenes 

ohnson Jr., Calvin C. 



ohnson, Sky 



Knox, Erin 

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Lambda Chi Alpha Pumpkinfest 

Last Call 

Life Raft Debate 

Liles, Stephanie 

Lilly, Devin 

Lincoln, Katherine 







Macbeth 124-125 

March of Dimes I Am Beautiful 

Martin Luther King Jr. celebration 
Matthews, Carrie 

Meeting of the Minds Symposium 112- 
Mexico study abroad 
Montage release 

Montage staff 162- 

Montevallo Honors Organization 

Scholar's Bowl 
Montevallo Literary Festival 144 

Move-in Day 
Mr. and Ms. Montevallo 

National Broadcasting Society 
New Buildings/Renovations 





62-63, 141 

Walk 46 

Pammies 157 

Parade 50-51 

Perkins, Katelyn 154 

Phi Mu Montevallo's Best Dance Crew 
Pi Kappa Alpha Dodgeball Tournament 

Special Thanks 
Spring Theatre Festival 
Student Art Association fundraiser 
Student Art Association Juried Show 
Student Publications Workshop 
Summer art show 
Sustainability Lunch 
Suttler, Jonathan 



Trombone Ouartet 
Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble 

Presidential Search 
Prints and Poems 

Robbins, Rachel 
Roberts, Kelsey 
Run for Research 

77, 104- 




UM Chamber Singers 

Umdabu Dance Company 

United UM 

University Chorus 

UPC Back to School Bash 

UPC Fall Festival 

UPC Late Night Breakfast 





Vest, Katy 


Schmitz, Simon 




Senior Elite 




Sexual Acceptance For Everyone 







SGA Blood Drive 

SGA Fashion Show 

SGA Underground opening 

Shannon, Kelly 

Side by Side by Sondheim 

Sigma Tau Delta fundraiser 







Waldrip, Arthur 
West, Francis "Trey" 
White Cardigan Club 
Wind Ensemble 
Wood, Kat 


Simpson, Micah 




Smith, Jimbo 



Soccer, Men's 


Young, Jessica 

Soccer, Women's 



Sorority Bid Day 


Spain study abroad 


Spanish Honor Society 


Sparks, Ron 


















71, 156 





107, 151 



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/Won tc?ge Volume 68 



Walsworth Publisliing 

168 pages 


4-color process 

600 books printed 

cover: rough linen dyed black with embossed photos 
designed by Susan Howard and Justin Barron 
photos selected represent each of the four seasons 


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theme: Unprecedented 

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